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FRL V: ORATORY, PART 3

immunia, ut hominem stupidum magis etiam infatuet mercede publica. [23] sed haec leviora fortasse: illud quaero cur tam mansuetus in senatu fuerit, cum in edictis tam ferus fuisset.

160 C. VIBIUS PANSA

C. Vibius Pansa (cos. 43 BC; RE Vibius 16) was a close acquaintance of Cicero and studied oratory with him (T1; Cic. Phil. 7.6; Quint. Inst. 8.3.54; Suet. Gram. et rhet. 25.3). Together with A. Hirtius (161), Pansa was consul in

T 1 Quint. Inst. 12.11.6

quid porro est honestius quam docere quod optime scias? sic ad se Caelium deductum a patre Cicero profitetur, sic Pansam, Hirtium, Dolabellam <ad> morem1 praeceptoris exercuit cotidie dicens audiensque.

On Q. Ligarius (F2)

F 2 Cic. Lig. 1

novum crimen, C. Caesar, et ante hunc1 diem non auditum2 propinquus meus ad te Q. Tubero detulit, Q. Ligarium in Africa fuisse, idque C. Pansa, praestanti vir ingenio,

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160 C. VIBIUS PANSA

[on Sicily] tax free, just to make a fool more fatuous still at the public expense! [23] But these are perhaps rather trivial matters: I ask that question, why he was so gentle in the Senate when he had been so ferocious in his edicts.

160 C. VIBIUS PANSA

43 BC during the struggle with M. Antonius (159); he was wounded in the battle at Forum Gallorum in spring 43 BC and died shortly afterward (Cic. Fam. 11.9.1; Phil. 14.26, 14.36; Vell. Pat. 2.61.4; App. B Civ. 3.75.305).

T 1 Quintilian, The Orator’s Education

And what is more honorable than teaching what you know best? Thus, Cicero reveals, Caelius [M. Caelius Rufus (162)] was brought to him by his father; thus he [Cicero] trained Pansa, Hirtius [A. Hirtius (161)], and Dolabella [P. Cornelius Dolabella (173)], <just> like a teacher, speaking and listening [to them] every day.

On Q. Ligarius (F 2)

Alongside Cicero (Cic. Lig.), Pansa was a supporter of Q. Ligarius, prosecuted by Q. Aelius Tubero (175 F 3–7), in the trial before C. Iulius Caesar (121) in 46 BC.

F 2 Cicero, Pro Ligario

Strange, Caesar [C. Iulius Caesar (121)], and hitherto unheard of is the charge that my close friend Q. Tubero [Q. Aelius Tubero (175), F 3–7] has submitted to you, that Q.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019