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Cicero

Roman philosopher and statesman

Marcus Tullius Cicero (IPA:Classical Latin pronunciation: ['kikeroː], usually pronounced [ˈsɪsərəʊ] in English; January 3, 106 BC – December 7, 43 BC) was a Roman statesman, consul, lawyer, political theorist and philosopher. He is often thought to be one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.[1][2]

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero
BornJanuary 3, 106 BC
Arpinum, Italy
DiedDecember 7, 43 BC
Formia, Italy
OccupationPolitician, lawyer, orator and philosopher
NationalityAncient Roman
Subjectpolitics, law, philosophy, oratory
Literary movementGolden Age Latin
Notable worksPolitics: Pro Quinctio
Philosophy: De Inventione

His Latin is thought to be the model of Classical Latin. He introduced Greek philosophy to the Romans.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Rawson, E.: Cicero, a portrait (1975) p.303
  2. Haskell, H.J.: This was Cicero (1964)p.300-301

SourcesEdit

  • Everitt, Anthony 2001, Cicero: the life and times of Rome's greatest politician, Random House, hardback, 359 pages, ISBN 0-375-50746-9
  • Haskell, H.J.: (1946) This was Cicero, Fawcett publications, Inc. Greenwich, Conn. USA
  • Rawson, Elizabeth (1975) Cicero, A portrait, Allen Lane, London ISBN 0-7139-0864-5
  • Taylor, H. (1918). Cicero: A sketch of his life and works. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.

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