to identify the
Varus of c. 10 and c. 2 with Alfenus Varus of
c. 30 is
67. The Manlius Torquatus, whose marriage with Vinia
Aurunculeia is celebrated in c.
61, was perhaps the L. Manlius Torquatus
whose father was consul in 65
B.C. (cf. Hor.
Carm. III.21., Epod. 13.6), and who was himself praetor
in 49. He allied himself with
the Pompeians, and was killed in Africa in 47 (cf. Bell. Afr. 96). In 62
B.C. Manlius prosecuted P. Cornelius Sulla
on the charge of conspiracy with Catiline. Cicero and
Hortensius appeared for the defence and secured an
acquittal. In Cicero's speech on that occasion
(Pro Sulla), and
especially in his Brutus (76. 265), Manlius
is highly praised.
68. A certain Veranius is mentioned in cc. 12, 28, and 47 in
connection with a Fabullus, e