Addendum to “Did Cicero ‘Proscribe’ Marcus Antonius”

Author: Ramsey, John T.
Title: Addendum to “Did Cicero ‘Proscribe’ Marcus Antonius”
Review/Collection: Classical Quarterly 71, no 1
Keywords: Histoire - Storia - History, Politique - Politica - Politics
Description: This note adduces three passages in Seneca the Elder to reinforce a demonstration in CQ 69 (2019), 793–8001 that the text of Plin. HN 7.117 has suffered corruption in one of its clauses and requires emendation to restore Pliny’s intent. This additional evidence concerns a trope employed by declaimers which could have predisposed a scribe to alter Pliny’s text to state that Cicero proscribed Mark Antony. Such a statement has no place in a list of achievements that otherwise all belong to Cicero’s consulship twenty years earlier in 63 B.C. [Author]