Cicero, therefore, was fully aware of the danger which would threaten himself from his execution of the Catilinarian conspirators.
Publius Cornelius Lentulus, nicknamed Sura, one of the chief figures in the Catilinarian conspiracy.
After the suppression of the Catilinarian conspiracy, Cotta proposed a public thanksgiving for Cicero's services, and after the latter had gone into exile, supported the view that there was no need of a law for his recall, since the law of Clodius was legally worthless.
He consistently opposed Caesar, whom he endeavoured to implicate in the Catilinarian conspiracy.
In 63 B.C. he was curule aedile, assisted Cicero in the suppression of the Catilinarian conspiracy, and distinguished himself by the splendour of the games he provided.
But they still remained hostile to Rome, as is shown by the conduct of their ambassadors in the Catilinarian conspiracy (63; see Catiline); two years later a revolt under Catugnatus was put down by Gaius Pomptinus at Solonium.
He imitated the Greek historians in taking particular actions - the Jugurthan War and the Catilinarian Conspiracy - as the subjects of artistic treatment.
In this he was successful at the time of the Catilinarian conspiracy, in the suppression of which he was materially aided by the equites.
Lucius Calpurnius Bestia, one of the Catilinarian conspirators, possibly a grandson of the above.
Little else is known of him except that he declared in favour of the death punishment for the Catilinarian conspirators.