2. C. Persius
, a contemporary of the Gracchi, had the reputation of being one of the most learned men of his time; and Lucilius therefore said that he did not wish Persius to read his works.
The speech, which the consul C. Fannius Strabo delivered against Gracchus in B. C. 122, and which was much admired by Cicero, was said by some to have been written by Persius. (Cic. de Fin.
1.3, de Orat.