Translated with the sanction of the author by William Purdie Dickson
Leaders of the Democrats
In the opposition proper, both among the liberal conservatives and among the Populares, the storms of revolution had made fearful havoc. Among the former, the only surviving man of note was Gaius Cotta (630-c. 681), the friend and ally of Drusus, and as such banished in 663,(12) and then by Sulla's victory brought back to his native land;(13) he was a shrewd man and a capable advocate, but not called, either by the weight of his party or by that of his personal standing, to act more than a respectable secondary part.
12. Cf. IV. VII. Rejection of the Proposals for an Accomodation
13. Cf. IV. X. Reorganization of the Senate
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