of Fregellae, lived in the time of Tib. Gracchus, the father of the two tribunes, and was reckoned one of the most eloquent orators of his time. Cicero mentions the speech which Papirius delivered in the senate on behalf of the inhabitants of Fregellae and the Latin colonies (Brut.
46). If that speech was delivered when Fregellae revolted, B. C. 125, Papirius must then have been a very old man, since Tib. Gracchus, in whose time he is placed by Cicero, was consul a second time in B. C. 163.
But the speech may perhaps have reference to some earlier event which is unknown. (Meyer, Orat. Rom. Fragm.
p. 154, 2nd ed.)