Thus the Verrines are our chief source of information for the government of the provinces, the system of taxation, the powers of the governor.
Among scholiasts may be mentioned the Scholiasta Bobiensis who is assigned to the 5th century, and a pseudo-Asconius, who wrote notes upon the Verrines dealing with points of grammar and rhetoric.
The most popular speeches were those against Catiline, the Verrines, Caesarianae and Philippics, to which may be added the spurious Controversia.
1 He asks another correspondent to supply him with a copy of the Verrines or any other works for a similar purpose.
The Vatican also possesses an important palimpsest of the Verrines (Reg.