Fronto, Marcus Cornelius
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b. before AD 113 in Cirta (Numidia);

d. after AD 176;

Roman orator and teacher of oratory; Consul 143; tutor to the princes Marcus [2] Aurelius and L. Verus.


Only meagre remains of the orations on which Fronto’s fame was built survive, e.g. of his speech returning thanks to the Senate on behalf of the Carthaginians (Gratiar…

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Rühl, Meike, “Fronto, Marcus Cornelius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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