Quintus Hortensius (Quintus Hortensius Hortalus)( The famous Roman orator, rival of Cicero.)
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Biography Quintus Hortensius (Quintus Hortensius Hortalus)
Before the advent of Cicero Hortensius was in the 70 years the clear leader of the Roman Bar. By oratorical style he belonged to a so-called. azianskoy school. This style is characterized by flamboyance, an abundance of rhetoric, bombast, but with all that was, apparently, very effective. In some processes (for example, in Verres in 70 BC), turned out enemy Hortensius of Cicero, the other (case Rabiriya in 63 BC) played together with him. Hortensius was storonikom rule of the Senate, in 67-66 BC. he opposed the bills Gabinius and Manila for Pompey extraordinary powers. In the trial on extortion charges, he has consistently defended the senators, former governors of provinces. Hortensius successfully married, and in 69 BC. was consul.