Cic., Att. 1,1, 2, Ascon., p. 93 Cl. et la carrière de Q. Curius (RE 7)

Abstract : According to this study Q. Curius was quaestor or aedile by 70. At this time he was expelled from the Senate due to his gambling passion, but he reached the praetorship in 68 or 67, sought unsuccessfully the consulship of 64, joined the Catiline conspiracy and finally informed Cicero about this plot. Since he was senator as per Q. Cic., pet. 10, he wasn’t index, even if he was almost rewarded for his help. To rebuild his career, true testimony of the decay of the aristocratic ethos, we reconsidered two ciceronian texts: in Cic. Att. 1.1.2 we go back to Curium instead of Turium for the name of the candidate for the consular elections of 65; in Cic. tog. cand. frg. 27 Crawford (ap. Ascon., p. 93 Cl.) we confirm F. Schoell’s intuition correcting quaestorius in quaestuarius which is in keeping with Q. Curius’ venality as a gambler and resolves the contradiction with his rank in 64.
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Clément Bur. Cic., Att. 1,1, 2, Ascon., p. 93 Cl. et la carrière de Q. Curius (RE 7). Revue de philologie, de littérature et d'histoire anciennes , Klincksieck 2016, 2013, 87 (2), pp.37-58. ⟨hal-02053645⟩

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