KRASS Licinius (Licinius Crassus)( The Roman politician and speaker)
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Licinius Crassus, Lucius; Licinius Crassus, Lucius, a Roman politician and orator, he was 140-91. BC. e. He has held several public posts, including consul (95), and censor (92 g.). First was the representative of the party is popular, but in the end of life became a supporter of Optimates. The rhetoric practiced by translating into Latin the Greek language. Was one of the greatest orators before Cicero. He spoke on a beautiful language, distinguished by a sense of humor, his style was colorful, yet concise. According to Cicero, he was approaching the ideal speaker. Is famous enjoyed his indictment against Papirius Carbo (119), the question in the case narbonnskoy colony and speeches in the Senate shortly before his death, against Marcia, Philip. From the speeches L.K. preserved only in fragments. The characterization of L.K. gave Cicero in Brutus (143), and in the dialogue on eloquence brought him into the role of his interlocutor.