Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Attack on Misgovernment, Against Verres I)
Chapter 1, Attack on Misgovernment, Against Verres I
As with any book, it is important to understand the background of the author in order to gain insight into the book. In the case of the Selected Works of Cicero, it is important to understand his background to understand Attack on Misgovernment.
1) Independent Work: Online Research: Working independently, students should conduct online research into the life of Cicero to understand his works. Students should research the following areas: childhood, education, public career. Students should create an outline of the chronology of his life, marking significant events.
2) Class Discussion: Based on the research gathered by students, students should answer the following: Where did Cicero live? What kind of education did he receive? What was significant about Cicero's life? Why did Cicero start to write these works? What kind of influence did Cicero have on Roman culture, such as...
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