By Asconius, R. G. Lewis
Asconius lived a couple of century after Cicero and wrote commentaries on Cicero's speeches to aid his sons comprehend them. 5 of those have survived. they don't seem to be merely fascinating of their personal correct but in addition offer a mine of knowledge in regards to the turbulent background of the Ciceronian age. for that reason they're studied through all those that paintings at the historical past of the ultimate years of the Roman Republic. This quantity brings jointly the unique Latin textual content with a brand new translation and statement, designed for college students, in addition to indices, a thesaurus, and a whole bibliography.
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Eos . an consuetum ciceronis . . S : om. PM: suppl. KS 21 annorum PM: S Against Piso 11 The identity of the elder Piso's father-in-law he himself declared above, in the following words: There was some Insubrian, both trader and auctioneer. When he arrived in Rome with his daughter, he had the nerve to approach a young noble, son of that kleptomaniac individual Caesoninus, and bestowed his daughter upon him. They say that he was known as Calventius. The father-in-law of the actual Piso who is the target of this speech Fenestella records as Rutilius Nudus.
Pompeii ludos significat quibus theatrum a se factum 5 dedicavit, quibus ludis elephantorum pugnam primus omnium dedit in Circo. VER. A NOVIS. ) Est quidam Graecus qui cum isto vivit, h o m o , vere ut dicam—sic enim cognovi—humaio nus, sed tam diu quam diu aut cum aliis est aut ipse secum. Philodemum significat qui fuit Epicureus ilia aetate nobilissimus, cuius et poemata sunt lasciva. CIR. VER. A NOVIS. ) Q u a m q u a m , quod ad me attinet, n u m q u a m istam i m m i n u a m curam infitiando tibi.
Well, that C. Cotta was the orator coeval with P. Sulpicius who appears in the books of dialogue written by Cicero On the Orator. When a triumph was decreed for him, he died on the day before it, when the scar of a wound which he had received several years before suddenly opened up again. And L. Crassus' colleague was Q. Scaevola the pontifex, who on observing 30 Asconius in Pisonianam Crasso propter summam eius in re publica pptentiam ac dignitatem senatum in decernendo triumpho gratificari, non dubitavit rei publicae magis quam collegae habere rationem ac ne fieret S.