Roman Literature:

Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 BC) was one of the most influential players in the period of Rome's late Republic. He was a conservative statesman, politician, lawyer and general defender of Republican principals. Generally regarded as the greatest orator in the history of the world, Cicero was an opponent, and sometimes rival to Caesar.

Thanks in large part to Cicero's diligent letters and speeches; the modern world has a brilliant historical view of the closing days of the Roman Republic. While speeches were written the rhetoric and political bias for public consumption many surviving letters and other works tell a more intimate tale of these turbulent times.

Speeches

Pro Quinctio, Pro Roscio Amerino, Pro Roscio Comodeo, de Lege Agraria Contra Rullum,
In Verrem, de Imperio Cn. Pompei, Pro Caecina, Pro Cluentio, Pro Rabirio Perduellionis Reo, In Catilinam I-IV, Pro Murena, Pro Sulla, Pro Flacco, Pro Archia, Post Reditum in Senatu,
Post Reditum in Quirites, de Domo Sua, de Haruspicum Responsis, Pro Cn. Plancio,
Pro Sestio, In Vatinium, Pro Caelio, de Provinciis Consularibus, Pro Balbo, Pro Milone,
In Pisonem, Pro Scauro, Pro Fonteio, Pro Rabirio Postumo, Pro Marcello, Pro Ligario, Pro Deiotaro, Philippics


Philosophy

de Inventione, de Optimo Genere Oratorum, Topica, de Oratore, de Fato, Paradoxa Stoicorum, De Partitione Oratoria, Brutus, Orator, De Re Publica, de Consulatu Suo, de Legibus, de Finibus, Tusculanae Disputationes, de Natura Deorum, Academica, Cato Maior de Senectute, Laelius de Amicitia, de Divinatione, de Officiis, Commentariolum Petitionis

Letters

ad Atticum, ad Familiares, ad Quintum, ad Brutum

Did you know?

Cicero did not take part in the assassination of Caesar, but he applauded it.

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