Selected Political Speeches of Cicero - Chapter 6, In Catilinam III Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, In Catilinam III Summary and Analysis

The Third Catilinarian is given a week after the Second Catilinarian. Catiline has reached an ally's camp and this puts his guilt beyond doubt. Cicero fortunately finds the opportunity to collect evidence against Catiline's allies within the city. Cicero's spies help him to uncover yet another plot and Cicero orders that six of Catiline's co-conspirators be brought to him; four are caught, one escaped and of the sixth we know nothing. Cicero convenes the senate and has it surrounded by an armed guard. Cicero has evidence presented against the conspirator and afterward a senate decree thanks Cicero and his allies for saving Rome. They apologize for not heeding Cicero's warning earlier. That evening, Cicero leaves the temple and walks to the forum. There he tells the people what has transpired; this causes public opinion to...

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