Quintus Asconius Pedianus, Commentarii [Pro Milone]  51-52C  (ca. A.D. 40):


In eadem contione idem dixerat - habuit enim eam a.d. VIII Kal. Febr. - cum Milo pridie, id est VIIII Kal.  Febr., venire ad Pompeium in hortos eius voluisset, Pompeium ei per hominem propinquum misisse nuntium ne ad se veniret.  Prius etiam quam Pompeius ter consul crearetur, tres tribuni, Q.  Pompeius Rufus, C.  Sallustius Crispus, T.  Munatiuis Plancus, cum cotidianis contionibus suis magnam invidiam Miloni propter occisum Clodium excitarent, produxerant ad populum Cn.  Pompeium et ab eo quaesierant num ad eum delatum esset illius quoque rei indicium, suae vitae insidiari Milonem.  Responderat Pompeius: Licinium quendam de plebe sacrificulum qui solitus esset familias purgare ad se detulisse servos quosdam Milonis itemque libertos comparatos esse ad caedem suam, nomina quoque servorum eidisse; se ad Milonem misisse utrum in potestate sua haberet; a Milone responsum esse, ex iis servis quos nominasset partim neminem se umquam habuisse, partim manumississe; dein, cum Licinium apud se haberet, . . . Lucium quendam de plebe ad corrumpendum indicem venisse; qua re cognita in vincla eum publica esse coniectum.  Decreverat enim senatus ut cum interrege et tribunis plebis Pompeius daret operam ne quid res publica detrimenti caperet.  [52C] Ob has suspiciones Pompeius in superioribus hortis se continuerat; deinde ex S.C.  dilectu per Italiam habito cum redisset, venientem ad se Milonem unum omnium non admiserat.  Item cum senatus in porticu Pompei haberetur ut Pompeius posset interesse, unum eum excuti prius quam in senatum intraret iusserat. 



At this same contio on 25 January he [Q.  Pompeius Rufus, tr.  pl. ] had also said that Milo had intended visiting Pompeius in his garden villa on the 24th, but Pompeius had sent a message by an intimate telling him not to come.  Even before Pompeius' appointment as consul for the third time, three tribuni plebis - Q.  Pompeius Rufus, C.  Sallustius Crispus, T Munatius Plancus - had at daily contiones been inflaming feeling against Milo because of Clodius' murder, and had brought Pompeius before the populus, asking him whether he had acquired evidence that Milo was plotting against his life.  Pompeius' reply was that a man called Licinius, a plebeius priest who carried out purifications, had given him some information, namely that some slaves and freedman of Milo's had been instructed to murder him; freedman of Milo's had been instructed to murder him; Licinius also named the salves.  He Pompeius had inquired whether Milo had them in his jurisdiction.  Milo's reply had been that of the slaves identified some had never been his property, some he had emancipated.  Then, while Licinius was still with him, Pompeius had had a visit from Lucius, a plebeius, who had come to bribe the informer.  This fact came out, and the man was then imprisoned, since the senate had passed a decree that Pompeius, together with the interrex and the tribuni plebis, should ensure that the state suffered no harm.  Pompeius had by now become suspicious, and remained in the upper part of his garden villa.  After this, troops were raised in Italy by senatorial decree; and he reappeared; of those that called him Milo was the only not admitted.  Furthermore, a meeting of the senate was held in Pompeius' portico so that Pompeius could attend, and he insisted on Milo being removed before he would enter.  (S.  Squires, trans.)