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date: 03 June 2020

Tullius (RE 29) Cicero (1), Marcus, 

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The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
John Percy Vyvian BalsdonJohn Percy Vyvian Balsdon, Miriam T. GriffinMiriam T. Griffin, Jonathan G. F. PowellJonathan G. F. Powell, John Hedley SimonJohn Hedley Simon, Dirk ObbinkDirk Obbink

the famous orator Cicero.The first of two sons of a rich and well-connected eques (see equites, Origins and republic...Fifty-eight speeches of Cicero survive in whole or part; numerous others were unpublished or lost (88 are recorded by Crawford)....

(a)De inventione, written in Cicero's youth, is a treatise on some techniques of rhetorical argument, which has a close resemblance to parts of the anonymous ...

Cicero early acquired a reputation as a bad poet on the basis of two lines from his autobiographical compositions, ‘o fortunatam natam me consule Romam’ (‘O happy Rome, born in my consulship’) and ‘cedant arma togae, concedat laurea laudi’ (‘yield arms to the toga, the bay to achievement’) (the variant ...Cicero's surviving correspondence is an invaluable collection of evidence for his biography, for the history of the time, and for Roman social life. The sixteen books ...Apart from the treatises on rhetoric, an important part of the Hellenistic philosophical curriculum (though see below), these fall into two parts:... ...

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