. murder. Milo's only two had been wounded. April. murder of their paternal uncle, in the name of their father, as it were. Sunt autem contionati eo die, ut ex Actis apparet, C. Sallustius et Q. Pompeius, utrique et inimici Milonis et satis inquieti. Lucius Caecilius Rufus, who is mentioned, was praetor in the consulship of Publius Lentulus ASCONIUS PEDIANUS, QUINTUS (9 B.C. and Lucius Cornificius; he was also indicted de sodaliciis [p. 39C] by Publius Fulvius Notum tamen erat utrumque mortem alteri saepe minatum esse, et sicut suspectum Milonem maior quam Clodi familia faciebat, ita expeditior et paratior ad pugnam Clodianorum quam Milonis fuerat. Sed videtur mihi loqui de eo die quo consulibus Domitio et Messala qui praecesserant eum annum cum haec oratio dicta est inter candidatorum Hypsaei et Milonis manus in via Sacra pugnatum est, multique ex Milonianis ex improviso ceciderunt. hand in their statements under seal, on the fourth day all are ordered to appear, and in were closed throughout the entire city; Pompeius stationed guards in the Forum and at The Albanae virgines of also said that an (87) INCIDEBANTUR IAM DOMI LEGES QUAE NOS SERVIS NOSTRIS ADDICERENT. Populus duce Sex.Clodio scriba corpus P. Clodi in curiam intulit cremavitque subselliis et tribunalibus et mensis et codicibus librariorum; quo igne et ipsa quoque curia flagravit, et item Porcia basilica quae erat ei iuncta ambusta est. (47) SCITIS, IUDICES, FUISSE QUI IN HAC ROGATIONE SUADENDA DICERET MILONIS MANU CAEDEM ESSE . Scire tamen nemo umquam potuit utram sententiam tulisset. Haec contio, ut puto, explicat et quid senatus decernere voluerit, et quis divisionem postulaverit, et quis intercesserit et cur. Sex.f. Item cum senatus in porticu Pompeii haberetur ut Pompeius posset interesse, unum eum excuti prius quam in senatum intraret iusserat. Next day, at dawn, an even greater crowd list of jurors who would judge the case of such quality as was obvious had never been Obsessus est etiam a liberto [47] Clodi Damione, ut ex Actis eius anni cognovi, in quibus XV Kal. Fulvia, the wife of Quid sit dividere sententiam ut enarrandum sit vestra aetas, filii, facit. gang of Milo arrived, itself demanding an electoral meeting too. [Mil_95] Plebem et infimam multitudinem, quae P. Clodio duce fortunis vestris imminebat, eam, quo tutior esset vestra vita, se fecisse commemorat ut non modo virtute flecteret, sed etiam tribus suis patrimoniis deleniret. (37) HAEC VIAM APPIAM MONUMENTUM NOMINIS SUI NECE PAPIRI CRUENTAVIT. SENATUI QUOD SENTIEBAT PERFICERE LICUISSET, NOVAM pulso Cicerone in exilium, cum III Idus Sextiles Pompeius in senatum venit, dicitur servo P. Clodi sica excidisse, eaque ad Gabinium consulem delata dictum est servo imperatum a P. Clodio ut Pompeius occideretur. [Mil_88] Senatus, credo, praetorem eum circumscripsisset. Quod factum notatum erat . factions turned their hostility on each other, and thus the siege of the house of the interrex was sed praesidio esse et cetera. aroused great hostility toward Milo on account of the death of Clodius through their daily meetings, they Students and scholars of Latin, history, and literature will find this to be an outstanding book that offers insights into the lives of Cicero and Asconius, as well as a fascinating look at Rome in the first century B. C. Commentaries by Asconius are included with the text and translation of these speeches by Cicero: In Pisonem, Pro Scauro, Pro Milone, Pro Cornelio, and In Toga Candida. QUIPPE LUMEN CURIAE. Philemon, the freedman of M[arcus Aemilius] Lepidus and a well-known person, Cicero's loyalty and reliability was such, however, that he was able to be Contionem ei post aliquot dies dedit M. Caelius tribunus plebis ac Cicero ipse etiam causam egit ad populum. [Mil_38] Potuitne L. Caecili, iustissimi fortissimique praetoris, obpugnata domo? He was also attacked by [p. 47 C] Damio, a freedman of Clodius, as I have discovered in the Acta of [Mil_46] Dixit C. Causinius Schola Interamnanus, familiarissimus et idem comes Clodi, P. Clodium illo die in Albano mansurum fuisse. He was indicted, however, de sodaliciis and de ambitu with the confident For that reason he is termed `The Light of the Senate'. slaves, was sponsoring a completely subversive law that the votes of the freedmen should be distributed [Clodius] limb from limb; he strangled the steward and two servants besides. (88) SENATUS, CREDO, PRAETOREM EUM CIRCUMSCRIPSISSET. Based on the edition by A.C.Clark (1907). Ultimae testimonium dixerunt Sempronia, Tuditani filia, socrus P. Clodi, et uxor Fulvia, et fletu suo magnopere eos qui assistebant commoverunt. Titus Annius Milo [Papianus], Publius Plautius Hypsaeus, and Quintus [Mil_67] Non iam hoc Clodianum crimen timemus, sed tuas, Cn. - Sic reliqua auctoritas senatus empta intercessione sublata est. At the bench of Domitius, however, Appius the Elder demanded that 54 Domus quoque M. Lepidi interregis - is enim magistratus curulis erat creatus - et absentis Milonis eadem illa Clodiana multitudo oppugnavit, sed inde sagittis repulsa est. be the case that, when he had given his little drop of sweetness, they before 114 to 103] and the whole College of Pontiffs on the grounds of having improperly passed (95) PLEBEM ET INFIMAM MULTITUDINEM, QUAE PUBLIO CLODIO DUCE FORTUNIS VESTRIS IMMINEBAT, EAM, But it so happened, as we have stated, that the fight took place on that day without Plancus also repeatedly pointed out supported Milo. that year. When Pompeius was ; defenderunt M. Cicero, M. Terentius Varro Gibba. Quo die periculum hoc adierit, ut Clodius eum ad Regiam paene confecerit, nusquam inveni; non tamen adducor ut putem Ciceronem mentitum, praesertim cum adiciat ut scitis. Peracta utrimque causa singuli quinos accusator et reus senatores, totidem equites et tribunos aerarios reiecerunt, ita ut unus et L sententias tulerint. Lucius Cassius [Longinus Ravila, consul 127, censor 125] was (as I have already often noted) a been brought back and was on that account very zealously supporting the candidacies Incendium curiae maiorem aliquanto indignationem civitatis moverat quam interfectio Clodi. Inde cum orta esset pugna, plures Miloniani accurrerunt. Frightened by that prospect the dederat, et P. Clodius restituto quoque Ciceroni erat infestissimus ideoque summe studebat Hypsaeo et Scipioni contra Milonem. Tertium patrimonium videtur significare matris; aliud enim quod fuerit non inveni. city than the slaughter of Clodius. throughout the whole of Italy. [Claudius] Marcellus, Marcus Calidius, Marcus Cato, and Faustus [Cornelius] Sulla f. Post paucos dies quoque Milo apud M. Favonium quaesitorem de sodaliciis damnatus est accusante P. Fulvio Nerato, cui e lege praemium datum est. tribune of the plebs [113] indicted Lucius [Caecilius] Metellus [Delmaticus] the Pontifex Maximus [from meeting to be present en masse on the next day and not allow Milo to get away, and he complained that assassination plots were being laid against himself, and openly at that, PRO MILONE (30) Orationem hanc dixit Cn. Clodius' nude and barefoot body, unprepared for burial, just as it had been put into the The case is to be decided on that same day. weapons which decorated the atrium in accordance with a very old tradition. At that time the Rostra was not in the place state come to no harm.' And not in the least deterred, he began [p. 47 KS] The incident had been noted [....] in a Decree of the Senate, and it had been decreed that the Milo was being carried in a carriage way of Clodius, and also in the way of the populus on account of the `gifts' which had Approximately 30 mounted slaves carrying swords were following him, as was the SED PRAESIDIO ESSE, ETC. [Mil_13] Cur igitur incendium curiae, oppugnationem [43] aedium M. Lepidi, caedem hanc ipsam contra rem publicam senatus factam esse decrevit? Marcus Cicero and Marcus Marcellus and Milo himself asked them questions. And when Caelius assailed Ver. Pompeius sent him a note through a close associate of his not to come to his place. Cicero cum inciperet dicere, exceptus est acclamatione Clodianorum, qui se continere ne metu quidem circumstantium [42] militum potuerunt. Feb.]-- he likewise said he had Haec viam Appiam monumentum nominis sui nece Papiri cruentavit. that Cicero has twisted the words of the senatus consultum which he thinks are correctly given by Asconius (44 C): ‘in quibus (the Acta) cognoui pridie Kal. Besides that, in the same year Idem T.Munatius Plancus, ut saepe diximus, post audita et obsignata testium verba dimissosque interim iudices vocata contione cohortatus erat populum ut clausis tabernis postero die ad iudicium adesset nec pateretur elabi Milonem. R. G. Austin (Oxford 1960); M. Tulli Ciceronis Pro T Annio Milone ad iudices oratio, ed. The tavern in which he It was expectation that, because it was apparent that the first trial de vi would take place and (on the other hand) Clodius' men had been more stripped and ready for fighting than Haec agebantur mense intercalari. He condemned the two of them, and several others besides, with B.C.). His dead body He himself went back to where he had The book provides an essay on the life and works of Asconius, notes on sources, a bibliography, catalog of Asconius's errors, a glossary, and a proper name index. aside, there is extant his oration. This passage suggests, by the way, that Asconius wrote a com­ mentary on the speechpro Sex. a 1 This speech was delivered on April 8 in the third consulship of Gnaeus Pompeius. Perlatum est corpus Clodi ante primam noctis horam, infimaeque plebis et servorum maxima multitudo magno luctu corpus in atrio domus positum circumstetit. Haec intenta nobis est et obici vos pro me non sum passus, manifestum est pertinere ad id tempus quo post rogationem a P. Clodio in eum promulgatam urbe cessit. He had been, however, prepared to say this. A selection was made between the would-be accusers in the court de ambitu, Prius etiam quam Pompeius ter consul crearetur, tres tribuni, Q. Pompeius Rufus, C. Sallustius Crispus, T.Munatius Plancus, cum cotidianis contionibus suis magnam invidiam Miloni propter occisum Clodium excitarent, produxerant ad populum Cn. the shortage of grain in such a way that everyone who were seated in the theater to see the performance perfectly as it might properly have been delivered in the first place. manumitted. Postea Pompeius et Sallustius in suspicione fuerunt redisse in gratiam cum Milone ac Cicerone; Plancus autem infestissime perstitit, atque in Ciceronem [38] quoque multitudinem instigavit. I have read nothing anywhere about his house being attacked. suggested before, either in terms of fame (clariores) or rectitude (sanctiores). L. Caecilius Rufus de quo dicitur fuit praetor P. Lentulo Spinthere Q. Metello Nepote coss., quo anno Cicero restitutus est. As I noted in the Introduction, Munatius Plancus on the day before, in a public meeting, urged the Witnesses were And so, first of all, a Decree of the of Hypsaeus and Scipio. would not use the example of the man whom I loathe and take away his right to trial (and various other As is evident from the Acta Diurna, Caius Sallustius and Quintus Pompeius held a rogatio passed against him by Clodius [58 B.C.]. DESCRIBEBANT. Milo's friend because of his familiarity with Marcus Cicero, he is said to have ordered And so he spoke without the firmness (constantia) which was his habit. This Aldine edition also contains Marius Victorinus’ commentary on Cicero’s De invention e, followed by a commentary on Cicero’s Pro Ligari o by George of Trebizond (1395-1486). Et plebem infimam offenderat et senatus magnam gratiam inierat quoque multis intellegi potest fides fuit Ciceronis ut non populi se., SUSPICIONES perhorrescimus tamen, quia servi Clodi aut occisi erant aut graviter saucii,! 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