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Crispus, Vi'bius

a Roman orator of great wealth and influence. He was a native of Vercelli and a contemporary of Quintilian. His speeches were most remarkable for their pleasant and elegant style; they were of the judicial kind, and Quintilian places those which he had delivered in civil cases above those spoken on state or public affairs. Vibius Crispus is also mentioned among the delatores of his time. Some fragments of his orations are preserved in Quintilian. (Tac. Hist. 2.10, 4.23, 41, Annal. 14.28, de Orat. 8; Quint. Inst. 5.13.48, 8.5. ยงยง 15, 17, 10.1.119, 12.10.11; D. C. 65.2.)

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    • Tacitus, Historiae, 2.10
    • Tacitus, Historiae, 4.23
    • Tacitus, Historiae, 4.41
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 5, 13.48
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 5, 8.5
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