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laterep.lit08 - CICERO politician-consul 63-early 50s...

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CICERO politician —consul 63 —early 50s exiled, returned, concedes to 1 st Triumvirate —joins Republican cause 49; pardoned by Caesar —not an assassin in 44 but attacks Anthony and backs Octavian — killed in proscriptions 43) orator [best of day] —political speeches, e.g. --Catilinarian, 63: as consul puts down the conspiracy of Catiline --"Philippics": 44: mocks Anthony publicly —judicial speeches author —philosophical works (Stoic interest; influential in post-antiquity) —tracts on rhetoric, law, etc.; dabbled in poetry —many letters to various recipients preserved: ---e.g. on Caesar's visit as dicator in 45, with 2,000 troops " …affable, however not a guest you'd say to – 'stop in again by on your way back' " CAESAR soldier, politician, orator, author well-educated; dabbled in poetry, academic works, etc. histories/ "commentaries": The Gallic War : on 50s expeditions in Celtic Gaul The Civil Wars : on his conflict with Pompey Catullus lyric poetry, often erotic; Hellenistic models lover of "Lesbia" [Clodia
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