Since the works of T. Opperskalski and J. Humbert have come to light, disputes over the question of the discrepancies between Cicero’s actually delivered and later published speeches arise ceaselessly. Specialattention in this respect, it seems, has always been paid to the Pro Milone. Thanks to Quintilian and Q. Asconius Pedianus, we know that in the Early Empire the so-called excepta oratio and the versionedited for the publication were both still in circulation. Some scholars have suggested that at certain points at least the orator has revised his text in order to console the (now exiled) defendant. This hypothesiscan be further developed on the basis of internal evidence.