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

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  • François Prost (Université de Paris IV Sorbonne)

[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 quem), he had married Pomponia, sister of Cicero’s lifelong …

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Prost, François. "Epistulae ad Quintum Fratrem". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 July 2012
[, accessed 27 September 2016.]