Les trésors de Verres

Author: Desy, Philippe
Title: Les trésors de Verres
Review/Collection: “Museum Helveticum” 79, 1
Year edition: 2022
Pages: 43-54
Keywords: Biographie - Biografia - Biography, Histoire - Storia - History, Politique - Politica - Politics
Description: No satisfactory account has been provided for the Varronis the(n)sauros mentioned by Decimus Brutus in a letter to Cicero (Fam. 11, 10, 5). In addition, Brutus’s personality does not favour the hypothesis of a scholarly quote, the only possible explanation that has been seriously considered so far. By contrast, an old conjecture of Reid’s (correcting to Verrinos thesauros) gives perfect meaning, and sheds light on the last months of Verres’ life, who committed suicide in December 43 according to the information transmitted by Seneca the Father and Pliny the Elder. [Author]
Author initials: Desy 2022