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9. Cn. Pomponius, who perished in the civil war between Marius and Sulla, was an orator of some repute, and is reckoned by Cicero as holding the next place to his two great contemporaries, C. Aurelius Cotta and P. Sulpicius Rufus. His oratory was characterised by great vehemence, and he did not express his meaning very clearly. (Cic. Brut. 57, 62, 89, 90, de Orat. 3.13.)

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