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loyed their money most freely, and by bribery as well as by force defeated Cato and carried the election of Vatinius. (Plut. Cat. 42, Pomp. 52.) During his year of office (B. C. 55) Vatinius was safe from prosecution ; but in the following year (B. C. 54) he was accused of bribery by C. Licinius Calvus. It appears, though the matter is involved in some obscurity, that Licinius had accused Vatinius twice before, once in B. C. 58 of Vis, on account of his proceedings in his tribunate (comp. Cic. ib. in Vatin. p. 323, ed. Orelli), and again in B. C. 56, about the same time that Cicero also attacked him. (Comp. Cic. in Vatin. 4, with the Schol. Bob. p. 316; Cic. ad Q. Fr. 1.2.4.) The most celebrated prosecution of Licinius, however, was in B. C. 54, and the speech which he delivered on this occasion is mentioned in terms of the highest praise by Quintilian and others. His oratory produced such a powerful impression upon all who heard it, that Vatinius started up in the middle of the speech
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