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M. T. CICERONIS

ORATIO

PRO TITO ANNIO MILONE

WITH A TRANSLATION OF ASCONIUS' INTRODUCTION

MARGINAL ANALYSIS AND ENGLISH NOTES.

Edited for the Syndics of the University Press

BY THE

REV. JOHN SMYTH PURTON M.A.

PRESIDENT AND TOTAR, WEST, CATHARINE'S HALI..

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HE text of Orelli has been generally followed in

the present Edition, with occasional variations, adopted chiefly from Matthæi. The most important of the various readings have been specified in the footnotes appended to the Text. The numbering of the Sections, as arranged by Orelli and other modern editors of Cicero, has been retained for purposes of reference, and is denoted by the smaller figures in the margin.

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INTRODUCTION

BY

Q. ASCONIUS PEDIANUS'.

1

CICER
VICERO delivered his defence of Milo on the eighth

of April (B. c. 52, u.c. 702], and in the third consulate of Cnæus Pompeius. During the progress of the trial the Forum and all the temples in its neighbourhood were occupied by troops, as we learn, not only from the following speech [$$ 1, 2] and the records of the period, but also from the treatise ascribed to Cicero, entitled De optimo genere Oratorum. [ch. 4. & 10).

2 The candidates for the office of consul [in the year 52] were T. Annius Milo?, P. Plautius Hypsæus, and

1 Q. Asconius PEDIANUS was born his father C. Papius Celsus, who about the commencement of the Chris- married Annia. He was born at Latian era. He wrote commentaries on nuvium, and in B.c. 57 married Fausta, the speeches of Cicero, fragments of daughter of the dictator Sulla. In the which are still extant. The genuine- same year, as tribune of the plebs, he ness of those on the Divinatio and the came into collision with the ex-tribune first two speeches against Verres Clodius. Failing in an attempt to has been disputed by Madvig and prosecute him for his acts of violence, other modern critics : see Madvig's he collected a band of armed gladiaDisputatio Critica de Q. Ascon. Ped. tors; and thus began the series of con. Commentariis.

tests which ended so fatally in the 2 Milo was a name common amongst death of Clodius. In the year 53, when gladiators in the south of Italy, canvassing for the consulate, he was and therefore, probably, a nickname charged in the senate with insolvency given to him on account of his noto- by Clodius, and defended by Cicero riety as captain of some of the paid in a speech entitled de are alieno assassins which infested Rome and Milonis, of which only a few fragits environs at this time. His real ments remain. The events with which name was Titus Annius Papianus; the next year opened form the subject the second being derived from his of the present speech. adoption by T. Annius Luscus, his 3 P. Plautius Hypsæus was tribune maternal grandfather; the third, from of the plebs in B. c. 54, and afterwards

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