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Calvi'nus, L. Se'xtius

2. Is mentioned only by Cicero as an elegant orator, but of a sickly constitution, so that persons might have his advice whenever they pleased, but could employ him as their pleader in the courts only when his health permitted it. (Cic. Brut. 34.) He seems to be the same as the C. Sextius who was a friend of C. Caesar Strabo, and is described as one-eyed. (Cie. De Orat. 2.60, 61.) Pighius thinks him to be also the same as the C. Sextius who was praetor in B. C. 99, and afterwards obtained Macedonia as his province. But in the passage of Cicero in which he is mentioned (c. Pison. 34) the better MSS. read Sentius instead of Sextius.


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