Marcus Tullius Cicero: Epistulae ad Quintum Fratrem [To His Brother Quintus]

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  • François Prost

[NB: Letter Ad Quintum fratrem 2, 4 is a letter divided into two in modern editions, numbered either “5” and “6” (Shackleton Bailey), or “4” and “4a” (Constans); references to the letters of book 2 from this letter on are given here according to Shackleton Bailey’s numeration: Q. fr. 2, 6 (SB) = 2, 5 in Constans’ edition, etc.; furthermore, all Latin and English quotations are from Shackleton Bailey’s Loeb edition and translation.]

The addressee

Quintus was Marcus’ younger brother, born between 105 and 102 B.C. Before November 68 (Att. 1, 5, 2, first extant letter to Atticus, stands as terminus ante …

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Prost, François. "Epistulae ad Quintum Fratrem". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 July 2012
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