Cicero

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Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Born January 3, 106 BC
Arpinum, Italy
Died December 7, 43 BC
Formia, Italy
Occupation Politician, lawyer, orator and philosopher
Nationality Ancient Roman
Subjects politics, law, philosophy, oratory
Literary movement Golden Age Latin
Notable work(s) Politics: Pro Quinctio
Philosophy: De Inventione


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]

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

References[change | edit source]

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

Sources[change | edit source]

  • 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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Preceded by
Lucius Julius Caesar and Gaius Marcius Figulus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Gaius Antonius Hybrida
63 BC
Succeeded by
Decimus Junius Silanus and Lucius Licinius Murena