[German version] Famous (Tac. Ann. 4,42,1) orator of the early Imperial period from Narbo (modern Narbonne). Accused in his home city by P. Vinicius [II 4], he had to answer to Tiberius  (Sen. Controv. 7,5,12); convicted in AD 25 of insulting the emperor (Tac.
loc.cit.) and banished, he died in 27 (Jer. Chron. p. 173b H.) or later . Despite his polemics against the fashion for
declamationes (Sen. Controv. 9, pr. 9,6,10), V. was not able to entirely withdraw from the activities of the school, as citations in Seneca  the Elder show (
ibid. 9,1-6; 10,2-3). His style was considered s…