Plancus, in inflaming the populace, and charging Milo with premeditated hostility.Ascon. Pedian. in Cic. Orat. pro Milo., c. 17; Cic. Mil., c. 5. They intimidated Cicero, Milo's advocate, insinuating that he had planned the assassination;Ascon. Pedian. in Cic. Mil., c. 18. and the matter ended in Milo's banishment.Dion. Cap., lib. xl. During the progress of the trial, however, it is said that Sallust abated his hostility to Milo and Cicero, and even became friendly with them.Ascon. Ped. ubi supra. How this reconciliation was effected, does not appear; but it seems certain that Cicero, when he attacked Plancus, Sallust's colleague, for exciting the populaceCicero, when he attacked Plancus, Sallust's colleague, for exciting the populace to turbulence, left Sallust himself unmolested.Ascon. Ped. in Cic. Mil., c. 85.
Unmolested, however, lie did not long remain; for in the year of the city seven hundred and four, in the censorship of Appius Claudius Pulcher, and Lucius Calpurnius Piso, Appius, actuated by two motives, one of which was to serve Pompey, by excluding