M. Tulli Ciceronis Oratio Pro Lege Manilia, Ed., After K. Halm, by A.S. Wilkins

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General Books LLC, 2009 - History - 116 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879. Excerpt: ... bours were not safe. 34. Pompeius showed the greatest energy in protecting Sicily, Africa, and Sardinia. 35. He completed the whole of his task within six months. 36. Eememher, too, his integrity, self-control, good faith, courtesy, and kindliness. 37. Other generals--you know who--have shown themselves oorrupt. 38. The armies of such men are more dreaded by allies than by enemies. 39. Pompeius allows no excesses in his army. 40. He shows self-control in every other respect. 41. Hence men now believe once more in the old Eoman character. 42. His courtesy, his wisdom and eloquence, his fidelity to his word, and his kindliness, unite to make him most fit to finish this war. 43. The weight of his name is also of the greatest importance. 44. All the world knows the honour in which he is held at Home. 45. The mere knowledge that he was near checked Mithridates and Tigranes after their victory. 46. The conduct of our enemies, too, shows how highly he is esteemed by them. 47. His good fortune again is not less remarkable. 48. It has been greater than anyone has ever ventured to desire for himself. 49. For these reasons, you cannot hesitate as to your duty. 50. Besides, he is in the neighbourhood. 51. But Catulus and Hortensius, men of the greatest influence, oppose this proposal. 52. Hortensius argues that all power is not to be put into the hands of one man. But such language is out of date. 53. If he had been listened to when he said the same thing against the Gabinian law, the glory and empire of Eome would have been lost. 54. For some years before this law, Eome was weaker in self defence than the weakest of state...

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Born in Arpinum on January 3, 106 B.C., Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman orator, writer, and politician. In Rome, Cicero studied law, oratory, philosophy, and literature, before embarking on a political career. Banished from Rome in 59 B.C. for the execution of some members of the Catiline group, Cicero devoted himself to literature. Cicero was pardoned by Julius Caesar in 47 B.C., and returned to Rome to deliver his famous speeches, known as the "Philippics," urging the senate to declare war on Marc Antony. Cicero's chief works, written between 46 and 44 B.C., can be classified in the categories of philosophical works, letters, and speeches. The letters, edited by his secretary Tiro, showcase a unique writing style and charm. The most popular work of the period was De Officiis, a manual of ethics, in which Cicero espoused fundamental Christian values half a century before Christ. Cicero was murdered in Formiae, Italy, on December 4, 43 B.C., by Antony's soldiers after the triumvirate of Antony, Lepidus, and Octavius was formed.

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