Cicero's Correspondents.The persons to whom the chief letters are addressed in this volume, besides Atticus, are Cicero's brother Quintus and P. Lentulus Spinther. There are two excellent letters to M. Marius, and one very interesting, though rather surprising, epistle to L. Lucceius. Others of more than average interest are to Terentia, M. Fadius Gallus, C. Scribonius Curio, and Tiro. ATTICUS (B.C. 109—32) is a man of whom we should be glad to know more than we do. He was the
Titus Pomponius Atticus.
Quintus Tullius Cicero.
P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther.
M. Fadius Gallus M. Marius L. Lucceius C. Scribonius Curio C. Trebatius Testa.
“ “Tullius, of all the sons of royal Rome
That are, or have been, or are yet to come,
Most skilled to plead, most learned in debate,—
Catullus hails thee, small as thou art great.
Take thou from him his thanks, his fond regards,
The first of patrons from the least of bards.”
”Catullus, xlix. (J. E. S.)