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FRL V: ORATORY, PART 3

F 2A SIG II3 747.24–29

καὶ περὶ ὧν Λεύκιος Δομέτιος Αἰνόβαλβος ὑπὲρ δημοσιωνῶν εἶπεν, | ἐπεὶ ἐν τῶι τῆς μισθώσεως νόμωι αὗται αἱ χῶραι ὑπεξειρημέναι εἰσίν, | ἃς Λεύκιος Σύλλας θεῶν ἀθανάτων ἱερῶν τεμενῶν φυλακῆς ἕνεκεν | συνεχώρησεν, οὔτε1 ὁ Ἀμφιάραος, ὧι αὗται αἱ χῶραι συνκεχωρημέναι | λέγονται, θεός ἐστιν, ὅπως ταύτας τὰς χώρας καρπίζεσθαι ἐξῇ | τοὺς δημοσιώνας ...

On C. Iulius Caesar (F2–3)

Having come into office as praetor (for 58 BC), Ahenobarbus and his colleague C. Memmius (125 F 7–10) questioned some of C. Iulius Caesar’s (121) activities during

F 2 Suet. Iul. 23.1

= 121 F 38.

F 3 Suet. Nero 2.2

huius filius praetor C. Caesarem abeuntem consulatu, quem adversus auspicia legesque gessisse existimabatur, ad disquisitionem senatus vocavit ...

  • 1Cf. SIG II3 747 n. 32: “Soloece Latinum neque expressit, cum deberet οὐδὲ scribere.”
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131 L. DOMITIUS AHENOBARBUS

F 2A An inscription

And about that [the issue under discussion] Lucius Domitius Ainobalbus [i.e., Ahenobarbus]1 said on behalf of the tax collectors: Since in the law on farming out by contract, these lands have been exempted, those that Lucius Sulla [L. Cornelius Sulla] gave up because of the protection of the sacred precincts of the immortal gods, but Amphiaraus, to whom these lands are said to have been granted, is not a god, so that it may be allowed for the tax collectors to enjoy the fruits of these lands ...

On C. Iulius Caesar (F 2–3)

his (first) consulship in the previous year (59 BC), which triggered replies by Caesar (121 F 38–41).

F 2 Suetonius, Life of Caesar

= 121 F 38.

F 3 Suetonius, Life of Nero

His [Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus (69)] son, as praetor [58 BC], summoned C. Caesar [C. Iulius Caesar (121), F38–41] at the close of his consulship [59 BC] to an investigation before the Senate, because it was thought that he had acted against the auspices and the laws ...

  • 1Cf. SIG II3 732 n. 2.
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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019