17. Study Questions Copy

According to Cicero, Asellius was a friend of Oppianicus and not of Cluentius. Therefore, the latter would not have hired Asellius to murder Oppianicus.

Bread was a poor vehicle for the administration of poison. A liquid would have been more effective.

The word quam is repeated and builds up a sense of incredulity about the way that the poisoning was carried out.

He poses a series of rhetorical questions.


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