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FRL V: ORATORY, PART 3

F 1 Asc. in Cic. Scaur. II.46 (pp.24–25 KS = 28.7–16 C.)

laudaverunt Scaurum consulares novem ... unus praeterea adulescens laudavit, frater eius, Faustus Cornelius Sullae filius. is in laudatione multa humiliter et cum lacrimis locutus non minus audientes permovit quam Scaurus ipse permoverat.

In Support of T. Annius Milo (F2)

F 2 Asc. in Cic. Mil., arg. (p.30 KS = 34.15–21 C.)

= 92 F 49.

157 L. CORNELIUS LENTULUS CRUS

L. Cornelius Lentulus Crus (cos. 49 BC; RE Cornelius 218) supported Cn. Pompeius Magnus (111) and fought for him at Pharsalus in 48 BC; after the defeat he fled to Egypt, where he was captured and killed on the orders of King Ptolemy XIII. When praetor in 58 BC, Lentulus had shown support for Cicero (Cic. Q Fr. 1.2.16; Pis. 77).

T 1 Cic. Brut. 268

[Cicero:] duo praeterea Lentuli consulares, quorum Publius ... L. autem Lentulus satis erat fortis orator, si

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157 L. CORNELIUS LENTULUS CRUS

F 1 Asconius on Cicero, Pro Scauro

Nine ex-consuls commended Scaurus [M. Aemilius Scaurus (139)] ... In addition, one young man commended him: his brother Faustus Cornelius, Sulla’s son. In his testimonial he said many things humbly and with tears; thus he moved the listeners no less than Scaurus himself had moved them [139 F 5].

In Support of T. Annius Milo (F 2)

In 52 BC Faustus was among those assisting T. Annius Milo (138) in one of the trials of that year (TLRR 306, 309).

F 2 Asconius on Cicero, Pro Milone

= 92 F 49.

157 L. CORNELIUS LENTULUS CRUS

In Cicero it is noted that Lentulus had a pleasing voice and diction, and a forceful manner of speaking; his qualities as an orator were regarded as adequate for political affairs (T 1).

T 1 Cicero, Brutus

[Cicero:] Besides there were the two Lentuli, ex-consuls; of whom Publius [P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, cos. 57 BC] ... But L. Lentulus was an orator of considerable

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019