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"The First Oration Against Catiline," also called the first Catilinarian, is the first speech given by Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BCE–43 BCE) accusing a senator, Lucius Sergius Catilina (c. 108 BCE–62 BCE), of treason. An oration is an complex speech that is executed in a formal and dignified way. Catilina is generally known in English by the name Catiline. The first oration was followed by a second, third, and fourth, as Cicero called on the Roman Senate to expel, oppose, and, finally, to execute Catiline and his followers.
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