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Name and explain three of Cicero's problems with Verres.

Discuss three significant events covered in Cicero's letters.

What is the argument of the Second Phillipic? What is Cicero's defense of himself? What is his attack on Antony? Who has the better argument?

What does Cicero think of the conflict between advantage and morality? What is his argument? Do you think he is right? Why or why not?

What is Cicero's concept of secondary duties? How do they play a role in the argument? Does the distinction help Cicero's case?

What are the four reasons that Cato cites as the proposed negatives of old age? What does he say about them to lessen their impact? Do you find his arguments convincing?

Why isn't Cato afraid of death? What does he believe about the afterlife?

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