How does Verres attempt to subvert the Roman legal system during his trial?
Verres proved to be very cunning in his attempts to subvert the Roman legal system.
However, Cicero, being the intelligent orator that he was, was quick to point out these tactics
After Caesars death, what was Ciceros response to the rise of Antony?
After Caesars death Cicero and Antony were the two leading men in Rome.
Instantaneously, due to this power struggle between the two, they became enemies. Cicero was
extremely upset with
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In standard Roman rhetoric, an orator sought to capture the good will of the audience. In
what ways does Cicero attempt to capture the Senate's good will in the case against Verres?
When Verres was finally brought to court to hopefully atone for his crime
How does Caesar picture himself in his speech against Verres in 70 BC?
While giving his speech against Verres, Cicero painted a picture of himself that made him
even more likeable to the court. Cicero pictured himself as a proclaimer of all thing
Who were Pompey and Caesar, and what were their relationships to Cicero like?
Through the letters of correspondence between Pompey and Cicero and Caesar and
Cicero, it appeared that Ciceros relationship to each of these two men was political in nature and
Why was Verres brought before the court in 70 BC? What charges were brought against him?
In 70 BC Gaius Verres was brought before the Roman court with an array of charges
against him. For the past three years he had been the governor of Romes oldest provi
Who was Atticus and what was his relationship to Cicero?
Atticus seemed to be an actual friend to Cicero. It could even be said that Atticus was one
of Ciceros best friends and confidants. Cicero said on multiple occasions that Atticus was a
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