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Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 10643 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and the

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Hardcover, Loeb Classical Library #221, 2 pages
Published January 1st 1928 by Harvard University Press (first published February 22nd 1922)
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Cicero, The Professor and the Artist

Cicero's writings need little or no introduction. His erudition, eloquence and fluid writing style give the readers instant familiarity with the historical and political background of his times. His defense and prosecution speeches are like lectures given in court. Cicero the Professor teaches the jury and his opponents the meaning of justice and propriety, and demonstrates how to execute justice, by arguments of moral principles, precedent and custom, and pro
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I like writing depicting the writer in action and all the incidental information given of the time he lived in but also that Cicero isn't going to waste what he prepared simply because Verres fled and it was never given. Some was but he'd've 'improved' it all for reading anyway.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and Roman constitutionalist. Cicero is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.
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