Fronto, Marcus Cornelius, Other Miscellaneous Remains

LCL 113: 250-251

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M. Cornelius Fronto

Other Miscellaneous Remains of Fronto

Ex Dione Cassio, Ixix. 18

Κορνήλιος Φρόντων ὁ τὰ πρῶτα τῶν τότε Ρωμαίων ἐν δίκαις φερόμενος, ἑσπέρας ποτὲ βαθείας ἀπὸ δείπνου οἴκαδε ἐπανιὼν καὶ μαθὼν παρά τινος, ᾧ συνηγορήσειν ὑπέσχητο, δικάζειν αὐτόν, ἔν τε τῇ στολῇ τῇ δειπνíτιδι ὥσπερ εἶχεν, ἐς τὸ δικαστήριον αὐτοῦ εἰσῆλθε καὶ ἠσπάσατο, οὔτι γε τῷ ἑωθινῷ προσρήματι, τῷ “ὑγίαινε” ἀλλὰ τῷ ἑσπερινῷ τῷ “ὑγíaιvε " χρησάμενος.

Ex Eumenii Panegynco Constantii, 14

Fronto, Romanae eloquentiae non secundum sed alterum decus, quom belli in Britannia confecti laudem Antonino principi daret, quamvis ille in ipso Urbis Palatio residens gerendi eius mandasset auspicium, veluti longae navis gubernaculis praesidentem totius velificationis et cursus gloriam meruisse testatus est.

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Other Miscellaneous Remans

Other Miscellaneous Remains of Fronto

Fronto’s Salutation to Hadrian1

? About 136 a.d.

Cornelius Fronto, who held the first place at the bar among the Romans of that day, was returning home on one occasion very late in the evening from a banquet, and learning from one for whom he had promised to plead that Hadrian was sitting in court, he went in as he was in his banqueting dress to the court and saluted him, not with the morning salutation χαῖρε but with the evening one ὐγίαινε.

From the Speech on the War in Britain

140–1 a.d.

Fronto, not the second but the alternative glory of Roman eloquence, when he was giving the emperor Antoninus2 praise for the successful completion of the war in Britain,3 declared that although he had committed the conduct of the campaign to others, while sitting at home himself in the Palace at Rome, yet like the helmsman at the tiller of a ship of war, the glory of the whole navigation and voyage belonged to him.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.marcus_cornelius_fronto-other-miscellaneous_remains.1920