(6) For a full account of the correspondence of Aurelius and Fronto, see Robinson Ellis, Correspondence of Fronto and M.
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MARCUS CORNELIUS FRONTO (c. A.D.
Till 1815 the only extant works ascribed (erroneously) to Fronto were two grammatical treatises, De nominum verborumque diferentiis and Exempla elocutionum (the last being really by Arusianus Messius).
In Journal of Philology (1868) and Correspondence of Fronto and M.
Editions: Gerhard Voss (Mainz, 1604), Fronto Duca,us (Paris, 1622), Migne, Patr.
Cornelius Fronto (c. Ioo-175), a native of Cirta, marks the beginning of an African influence.
Fronto, a distinguished orator and intimate friend of the emperor M.
The reaction was shortlived; but the same affectation of antiquity is seen in the writings of Apuleius, also an African, who lived a little later than Fronto and was a man of much greater natural parts.
It was finally checked by Nerva, who was stung into action by the sarcastic remark of the consul Titus Catius Caesius Fronto that, "bad as it was to have an emperor who allowed no one to do anything, it was worse to have one who allowed every one to do everything" (Dio Cass.
When advanced in years, he obtained, by the good offices of his friend Fronto, the dignity of imperial procurator - it is supposed in Egypt.
The only complete editions of the whole works are those by Fronton le Duc (Fronto Ducaus, Paris, 1615;1615; with additions, 1618 and 1638) and by Migne.
Definite references do not occur before the 2nd century (Fronto, Ep. ad M.
2-4, 17, 22-28, 30, 31; Fronto, Letters, i.