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Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician Quiz

Anthony Everitt
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Which month was Cicero's book about oratory released? (from Chapter 8, The Ideal Constitution, Writing about Politics, 55-43 B.C.)


Out of the many blows that were used in the attack on Caesar, how many were fatal? (from Chapter 12, Philosophical Investigations, Thoughts on the Nature of Things, 46-44 B.C., Chapter 13, Why, This Is Violence!, Plots and Conspiracies, January—March 44 B.C.)


What was the public reaction when they became aware of the First Triumverate? (from Chapter 6, Pretty-Boy's Revenge, The Good Goddess Affair and the Return of Pompey, 62-58 B.C.)


What did Cicero speak against in his Philippics? (from Chapter 15, Cicero's Civil War, Against Marc Antony, January—April, 43 B.C., Chapter 16, Death at the Seaside, The End of the Republic, April—November, 43 B.C., Chapter 17, Postmortems)


When did Caesar's forces catch up with Pompey? (from Chapter 10, A Strange Madness, The Battle for the Republic, 50-48 B.C.)

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