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Fa'lcula, C. Fidicula'nius a Roman senator, was one of the judices at the trial of Statius Albius Oppianicus, who in B. C. 74 was accused of attempting to poison his step-son, A. Cluentius. The history of this remarkable trial is given elsewhere [CLUENTIUS]. Falcula was involved in the general indignation that attended the conviction of Oppianicus. The majority of jadices who condemned Oppianicus was very small. Falcula was accused by the tribune, L. Quintius, of having been illegally balloted
After recapitulating the circumstances of the Judicium Albianum, Cicero asks, if Falcula were innocent, who in the concilium at Oppianicus's trial could be guilty ? an equivocal plea that inferred without asserting the guilt of Falcula, in B. C. 74.
In his defence of A. Caecina, in B. C. 69, Cicero ushers in the name of Falcula, a witness against the accused, with ironical pomp, and proceeds to point out gross inconsistencies in Falcula's evidence. Great uncertainty is thrown over the hist