or CANNU'TIUS, was horn in the same year as Cicero, B. C. 106, and is described by the latter as the most eloquent orator out of the senatorial order. Canutius is frequently mentioned in Cicero's oration for Cluentius as having been engaged in the prosecution of several of the parties connected with that disgraceful affair.
Orations published in the name of P. Sulpicius Rufus
After the death of P. Sulpicius Rufus, who was one of the most celebrated orators of his time, and who left no orations behind him, P. Canutius composed some and published them under the name of Sulpicius.
Cic. Brut. 56
, pro Cluent.
10, 18, 21, 27.