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FRL V: ORATORY, PART 3

132 C. MANILIUS

C. Manilius (tr. pl. 66 BC; RE Manilius 10) as Tribune of the People put forward several bills, including the proposal (F 1–2; CCMR, App. A: 251) to transfer the command in the Mithridatic War to Cn. Pompeius Magnus (111) (Vell. Pat. 2.33.1; Cic. Phil. 11.18; Plut. Pomp.30; Cass. Dio 36.42.4–43.2), which Cicero supported in the

On Lex Manilia de imperio Cn. Pompei (F1–2)

F 1 Liv. Epit. 100.1–2

C. Manilius1 tr. pl. magna indignatione nobilitatis legem tulit, ut Pompeio Mithridaticum bellum mandaretur. [2] contio2 eius bona.

Manilius ed. princ.: manlius codd.

F 2 Cic. Leg. Man. 69

...C. Manili, primum istam tuam et legem et voluntatem et sententiam laudo vehementissimeque comprobo ...

133 T. LABIENUS

T. Labienus (tr. pl. 63 BC; RE Labienus 6) was a legatus pro praetore for C. Iulius Caesar (121) during the Gallic War (58–49 BC); in the ensuing civil war he switched his

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133 T. LABIENUS

132 C. MANILIUS

speech Pro lege Manilia (Lex Manilia de imperio Cn. Pompei: LPPR, pp.375–76).

After his time in office, Manilius was first charged with extortion, but the trial was not completed (TLRR 205); then he was accused of treason and found guilty in his absence (TLRR 210; Schol. Bob. ad Cic. Mil. 22 [p.119.14–19 St.]; Asc. in Cic. Corn. [p.60.9–12 C.]).

On Lex Manilia de imperio Cn. Pompei (F 1–2)

F 1 Livy, Epitome

C. Manilius, a Tribune of the People, proposed a law, to the great indignation of the nobility, that the Mithridatic War should be handed over to Pompey [Cn. Pompeius Magnus (111)]. [2] His speech before the People [was] good.

F 2 Cicero, Pro Lege Manilia

...C. Manilius, first of all I praise and very strongly approve of this your law, intention, and presentation of your proposal ...

133 T. LABIENUS

allegiance to Cn. Pompeius Magnus (111) and fell in the battle at Munda in 45 BC.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019