Quintus Hortensius Hortalus
the Social Set of Catullus
Roman orator. Leader of Optimates in the Senate. Defended corrupt nobles like Varro and Verres, who had been charged with misgoverning their province. Hortensius lived in great luxury.
Hortensius also dabbled in poetry:
ETSI me assiduo confectum cura dolore
ZMYRNA mei Cinnae nonam post denique messem