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

François Prost (Université de Paris IV Sorbonne)
Download PDF Add to Bookshelf Report an Error

[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

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 friend T. Pomponius Atticus, who gave him his only son, Quintus junior, in 67; yet their union

4806 words

Citation: Prost, François. "Epistulae ad Quintum Fratrem". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 July 2012 [, accessed 09 December 2023.]

20492 Epistulae ad Quintum Fratrem 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here

Leave Feedback

The Literary Encyclopedia is a living community of scholars. We welcome comments which will help us improve.