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Trial of Publius Sulla

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In 62 BCE Publius Sulla was accused together with his brother Servius by Lucius Torquatus – son of his rival for the office of consul in 65 BCE – for participation in the Catilinarian conspiracy. The defence of the accused was taken by two of the best lawyers in RomeCicero and Hortensius.

Eventually, Publius was acquitted – unlike Servius. Cicero did not take up his defence because – as he claimed – he doubted his innocence and did not have doubts about Publius. Most probably, however, it was a loan for the purchase of a new home which Publius offered to Cicero.

Author: Kacper Walczak
  • Cicero, Pro Sulla
  • Robert Harris, Spisek
  • Walter Signorelli, Rome and America

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