Asconius: Commentaries on Speeches of Cicero (Clarendon by Asconius, R. G. Lewis

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 aren't purely attention-grabbing of their personal correct but in addition supply a mine of knowledge in regards to the turbulent historical past of the Ciceronian age. as a result they're studied via all those that paintings at the heritage of the ultimate years of the Roman Republic. This quantity brings jointly the unique Latin textual content with a brand new translation and remark, designed for college kids, in addition to indices, a word list, and a whole bibliography.

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16C Asconius in Pisonianam 34 CIR. VER. A. NOVIS. )Ecquid vides, ecquid sentis, lege iudiciaria lata, quos posthac iudices simus habituri? Legem iudiciariam ante aliquot annos quibus tempori5 bus accusatus est Verres a Cicerone tulit L. Aurelius Cotta praetor, qua communicata sunt iudicia senatui et equitibus Romanis et tribunis aerariis. Rursus deinde Pompeius in consulatu secundo, quo haec oratio dicta est, promulgavit ut amplissimo ex censu ex centuriis aliter atque antea lecti 10 iudices, aeque tamen ex illis tribus ordinibus, res iudicarent.

Marcellus; M. Calidius; M. Cicero; M. Messalla Niger; Q. Hortensius. Scaurus himself also spoke on his own behalf, and greatly moved the jurors by his dishevelled appearance and tears, the remembrance of his lavish aedileship and his resultant popularity, and above all by the recollection of his father's position. Commentary Around line 40 from the beginning When he lists the judicial indictments which Scaurus' father experienced: 20C 42 21C Asconius in Scaurianam Subiit etiam populi iudicium inquirente Cn, Domitio t r i b u n o plebis.

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