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Selected Political Speeches of Cicero Summary
Cicero

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Selected Political Speeches of Cicero Summary

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Cicero (106 - 43 B.C.) was a famous philosopher, orator and statesman during the upheavals that ultimately led to the destruction of the Roman republic. He was widely regarded as one of the most intelligent and civilized 'old men' of the republic, even during Caesar's dictatorship. Further, he was thought to be the greatest orator in the Roman world during his life. Cicero wrote a variety of philosophical, rhetorical (on the study and practice of rhetoric), political and legal works. However, this compilation does not include any of those works. Instead, it is composed entirely of his speeches. There are nine, and they are ordered chronologically through his life.

The first speech, "In Verrem I" is one of two 'juridical' orations included in the book - it is given in court and is intended to defend or convict a defendant. Cicero is serving as prosecutor against the infamously corrupt...

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