Selected Political Speeches of Cicero Setting & Symbolism

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Verres's Trial

The court where Verres's trial was held.

The Forum

The public square of Rome where many political speeches were given.

Curia of Pompey

Where the senate met during the time of many of Cicero's speeches. It was also where Caesar was assassinated.

Sicily

Verres was the corrupt governor of Cicily.

Pontus

Mithridates was the king of Pontus, he was also the greatest threat to Rome during the first century B.C.

Rome

The setting of all of the relevant political events and speeches in the book. It was the seat of the Roman Empire.

Debts

Many of Catiline's supporters were in great debt. In exchange for support, Catiline offered to reduce their debts.

The Office of Consul

The consul was the highest elected office in the Roman republic. It was elected yearly and during Cicero's time two consuls were elected at once. Cicero served as consul...

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