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Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Born in Arpinum on January 3, 106 B.C., Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman orator, writer, and politician. In Rome, Cicero studied law, oratory, philosophy, and literature, before embarking on a political career. Banished from Rome in 59 B.C. for the execution of some members of the Catiline group, show more Cicero devoted himself to literature. Cicero was pardoned by Julius Caesar in 47 B.C., and returned to Rome to deliver his famous speeches, known as the "Philippics," urging the senate to declare war on Marc Antony. Cicero's chief works, written between 46 and 44 B.C., can be classified in the categories of philosophical works, letters, and speeches. The letters, edited by his secretary Tiro, showcase a unique writing style and charm. The most popular work of the period was De Officiis, a manual of ethics, in which Cicero espoused fundamental Christian values half a century before Christ. Cicero was murdered in Formiae, Italy, on December 4, 43 B.C., by Antony's soldiers after the triumvirate of Antony, Lepidus, and Octavius was formed. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Selected Works (1948) 1,317 copies
On the Good Life (0044) 925 copies
The Republic and The Law (1928) 855 copies
The Nature of the Gods (0045) 734 copies
On Duties [in translation] (1991) 707 copies
Selected Political Speeches (1969) 692 copies
On A Life Well Spent (1902) 503 copies
De Officiis [Latin text] (0044) 488 copies
On the orator [De oratore] (1922) 463 copies
On Moral Ends (0045) 444 copies
Cicero: Pro Caelio (1960) 404 copies
Cicero: On the Commonwealth (1901) — Author — 375 copies
Tusculan Disputations (1945) 346 copies
Murder Trials (0080) 332 copies
In Catilinam (0063) — Author — 283 copies
Letters to Atticus (1971) 240 copies
The Basic Works of Cicero (1951) 187 copies
Cicero's Orations (0060) 185 copies
Philippics (0044) 163 copies
Defence Speeches (2001) 162 copies
Cicero: Select Letters (1980) 135 copies
Brutus and Orator (1939) 128 copies
Cicero Pro Archia (0062) 110 copies
Pro Milone (0052) — Author — 94 copies
Brutus (1923) 89 copies
Cicero: Philippics I-II (1926) 86 copies
Orationes 1 (1905) 86 copies
Select orations of Cicero (1873) 79 copies
Laeista (1979) 69 copies
Letters (English) (1949) 65 copies
In Defence of the Republic (2011) 62 copies
De Natura Deorum (Latin) (1955) — Author — 58 copies
Pro Sexto Roscio (0080) — Author — 53 copies
On Academic Scepticism (2006) 52 copies
Academica (Latin) (1880) 49 copies
Nine orations, and The dream of Scipio (1954) — Author — 45 copies
Pro Murena (1876) 44 copies
Vier Reden gegen Catilina (1986) 44 copies
Discursos I (1947) 41 copies
Les Paradoxes dels estoics (1953) — Author — 37 copies
Lotsbeschikking (1963) — Author — 35 copies
Discursos III (1991) 34 copies
Epistulae: Volume III (1946) 34 copies
The thought of Cicero (1964) 32 copies
Cicero in his letters (1931) 29 copies
Orations and Essays (1972) 27 copies
Introducing Cicero: A Latin reader (2002) — Writer — 27 copies
Samtal i Tusculum : 1-2 (1930) 23 copies
Opera 22 copies
De Inventione (1932) 21 copies
With An English Translation (1978) 20 copies
Pro A. Cluentio oratio (1882) 20 copies
Tusculanes (1996) 20 copies
Murder at Larinum (1932) — Writer — 18 copies
Reden gegen Verres I , Lateinisch - Deutsch (1983) — Author — 17 copies
Six Orations of Cicero (2016) 15 copies
Samtal i Tusculum. 3-5 (1975) 14 copies
Due scandali politici (1988) 14 copies
Discours (1926) 14 copies
Cicero. The secrets of his correspondence [Set 2 volumes] (1947) — Contributor — 13 copies
L'arte di comunicare (2007) 13 copies
De Amicitia, Scipio's Dream (2005) 13 copies
The Letters to Brutus (1992) 13 copies
Oratio Philippica Secunda (1896) 12 copies
Meisterreden (1983) 11 copies
Ética para cada día (2000) 11 copies
Letters of Cicero : A selection in translation (1968) — Writer — 11 copies
Ten Speeches (2009) 11 copies
Discursos IV (1994) 11 copies
Obras políticas (2010) 10 copies
Discursos V (1995) 10 copies
De Fato (Latin) 10 copies
Il processo di Verre (1992) 10 copies
Pro M. Marcello Oratio (1994) 9 copies
Tusculan Disputations: Bk. 1 (Classical Texts) (1985) — Author — 9 copies
Le orazioni (1975) 9 copies
Fatsoen (2019) 9 copies
Dello Stato (1994) 9 copies
Select Orations of Cicero (1838) 9 copies
Discursos II (1990) 9 copies
Tratados (2000) 8 copies
De oratore liber primus (2010) 8 copies
Erste Rede gegen Catilina: Mit Begleittexten (1999) — Author — 8 copies
The Verrine Orations (1966) 8 copies
The Orations of Cicero Against Catilina (1870) — Writer — 8 copies
Cuestiones académicas (1972) 8 copies
Modern School Classics : Cicero : Pro Murena (1969) — Writer — 7 copies
Briefe und Reden (1960) 7 copies
catilinarias_y_fil_picas (1994) 7 copies
Cicero : De Imperio (1998) — Writer — 7 copies
Tre politiska tal (1973) 7 copies
DELS DEURES I (1938) 7 copies
Romersk retorikk (1993) 7 copies
Opere filosofiche (2016) 6 copies
Prima Catilinaria (1993) 6 copies
Cicero válogatott művei (1987) 6 copies
Werke Band 2 6 copies
Discursos VIII (2013) 6 copies
Devant la mort (1998) 6 copies
Werke Band 3 (1989) 6 copies
Werke Band 1 6 copies
La repubblica luminosa (1986) 6 copies
Orationes in Verrem (1975) 6 copies
A virtude e a felicidade (0060) 6 copies
Brieven (1972) 6 copies
Discursos (2016) 6 copies
De signis (1984) 6 copies
Sulla natura degli dei (1997) 5 copies
Le bonheur (1993) 5 copies
Epistole ad Attico (1998) 5 copies
Ad Marcum Brutum Orator (1973) 5 copies
De Legibus I (Cicero) (1998) 5 copies
Lettere 5 copies
Discursos VI. Filípicas (2006) 5 copies
Opere politiche (2007) 5 copies
Valda brev 5 copies
Pro Ligario 5 copies
The poems of Cicero (1978) — Writer — 5 copies
De verrinske taler (2002) 5 copies
Obras filosóficas (2016) 5 copies
Tratados Filosóficos I (2006) 4 copies
On Friendship And Old Age (2017) 4 copies
Selected Works By Cicero (1979) 4 copies
Lettere scelte 4 copies
Obras filosóficas I (2010) 4 copies
Modern School Classics : Cicero : Philippics 4-6 (1969) — Writer — 4 copies
Om talaren. Första boken (2008) 4 copies
ˆIl ‰piacere (2005) 4 copies
Pour Sextus Roscius (2009) 4 copies
Seven Orations (1912) 4 copies
La Philosophie d'Epicure (2002) 4 copies
Tusculanes, III i últim (1950) 4 copies
Discours, Tome I (2017) 4 copies
Selected Works (Classics) (1974) 3 copies
Filippica 14. (1979) 3 copies
Werke, 3 Bde. (1989) 3 copies
Il Processo Di Verre (1992) 3 copies
Pro Plancio (2010) 3 copies
Scipio's Dream 3 copies
New Cicero (1922) 3 copies
Contre L. Pison (2015) 3 copies
Discursos (2016) 3 copies
Sen Scypiona (1994) 3 copies
Retorikk og filosofi (1995) 3 copies
Discours tome 5 (1927) 3 copies
Los oficios (2000) 3 copies
Timaeus (2013) 3 copies
Eight Orations of Cicero (1903) 2 copies
Como governar um pais (2013) 2 copies
Os Deveres - Tomo I (2008) 2 copies
Discursos. X 2 copies
Discursos 2 copies
OPERE RETORICHE 2 copies
Pro Archia poeta (1984) 2 copies
Difesa di Milone (1995) 2 copies
La adivinación. El hado (2002) 2 copies
3: Dal 57 al 52 a. C. (2001) 2 copies
Correspondance, tome 5 (2002) 2 copies
Devant la souffrance (1998) 2 copies
Filípicas 2 copies
Satira. Da Aristofane a Corrado Guzzanti (2013) — Author — 2 copies
Dostluk Uzerine (2010) 2 copies
Tratados (1998) 2 copies
Kader Üzerine De Fato (2015) 2 copies
Ortensio (2010) 2 copies
Les Aratea (2015) 2 copies
Reden. (1989) 2 copies
Hersey Bitmek Icin Baslar (2016) 2 copies
Dostluk Üzerine (2022) 2 copies
Die Prozessreden, Band I (2013) 2 copies
Die Prozessreden (1997) 2 copies
Catilinaires. Pro Archia (1965) 2 copies
Poemes 2 copies
Cicerone 1 copy
Il senso della vita (2006) 1 copy
Vecchiaia (La) (2023) 1 copy
Deberes, Los (1972) 1 copy
Dell'oratore (Vol. 1) (1974) 1 copy
Речи. Т.1. (1993) 1 copy
Речи. Т.2. (1993) 1 copy
L'età senile. (1993) 1 copy
Cicerone Lettere (1994) 1 copy
Epistolario 1 copy
Les Devoirs: Livre I (1965) 1 copy
Besede 1 copy
Intimna prepiska (2012) 1 copy
DISCUSOS XII (1989) 1 copy
De la vejez 1 copy
Brutus (1966) 1 copy
Podjele u govorništvu (2011) 1 copy
Govor za Marka Celija (2021) 1 copy
Pisma Atiku 1 (2009) 1 copy
Des œuvres d'art (1958) 1 copy
Yaslilik Üzerine (2018) 1 copy
Samtal i tusculum 3-5 (1971) 1 copy
The Philippics (2020) 1 copy
Catilinaries 1 copy
Demosthenes 1 copy
De plichten 1 copy
Cicero Reden (2000) 1 copy
SOBRE LAS LEYES (2018) 1 copy
Acerca de la vejez (2013) 1 copy
Wahre Freunde (2012) 1 copy
Pro Milone — Writer — 1 copy
Discours, tome XV (2002) 1 copy
Phillipics 1 copy
Sententiae 1 copy
De l'amitié 1 copy
A végzetről (1992) 1 copy
De legibus libri tres (1977) 1 copy
Gesammelte Werke (2014) 1 copy
Sämtliche Reden (2000) 1 copy
Da Natureza dos Deuses (2004) 1 copy
Om plikterna (2021) 1 copy
Tanrıların Doğası (2019) 1 copy
Da Velhice 1 copy
Pro Milone 1 copy
Um ellina 1 copy
論神性 1 copy
Diálogos 1 copy
Catilinarias 1 copy
Obras Filosóficas (2008) 1 copy
Cartas a Atico (1991) 1 copy
De Signis (Antología) (1986) 1 copy
De la vejez 1 copy
Cartas (1996) 1 copy
Text. 1 copy
Tuskulské rozhovory (2009) 1 copy
Apie lemtį (2019) 1 copy
M. Tvlli Ciceronis (2016) 1 copy
Briefe Bd. 3 1 copy
Briefe Bd. 2 1 copy
Briefe Bd. 1 1 copy
Epistolario 1 copy

Associated Works

Extraordinary Tales (1955) — Contributor — 275 copies
The Oxford Book of Villains (1992) — Contributor — 136 copies
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Contributor — 96 copies
Other Selves: Philosophers on Friendship (1991) — Contributor — 89 copies
Latin: Third Year (1943) — Contributor — 84 copies
Roman Readings (1958) — Author — 67 copies
Springs of Roman Wisdom (1975) — Contributor — 29 copies
Komt een Griek bij de dokter humor in de oudheid (2007) — Contributor — 25 copies

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FILBO | Apr 24, 2024 |
The life of Cicero should be a cautionary tale for politicians of any era. He was a patrician, an aristocratic man of the Roman senate, a fan of the dying Republic, an opponent of tyrants like Julius Caesar, and a critic of the democracy that empowered them. He was at one time the head of state. Later, he was exiled, and his property was confiscated. As a politician, he was always caught in the middle and often charged with abandoning his own principles. He did not take part in the assassination of Julius Caesar, but he was not sorry to see him go. He wanted rule by the landed gentry, by men of his own class and education. In the end, young Octavian, operating from pure political expediency, had him assassinated. Roman politics was never for the faint-hearted.
Cicero's power as an orator was unparalleled in an era that revered long-winded speeches. In his Second Philippic, he skillfully dismantled Mark Anthony, painting him as a drunk, a greedy sycophant, a liar, and a lewd bisexual womanizer. He was the type of person, Cicero said, who would invite himself to dinner, consume all your wine, vomit on the table, and swipe your silver on his way out.
His Latin style was universally admired when Latin was a language every educated person knew.
His stoic philosophy and Republican theory of government reverberate through our legal and governmental history. He was a stern moralist praised by men who abandoned principle at every turn.
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Tom-e | 3 other reviews | Apr 10, 2024 |
Neste límpido texto sobre a velhice, Cícero desenvolve a tese de que a arte de envelhecer é encontrar o prazer que todas as idades proporcionam, pois todas têm as suas virtudes. Em A Amizade, temos o tratado definitivo sobre a fraternidade e as relações sociais.
 
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luizzmendes | 3 other reviews | Mar 10, 2024 |
An excellent study of ethics, if one desires to maintain some standards in a world gone debauched by liars, prostitutes, profiteers, thieves, cleverness confused for wisdom and sedition and corruption confused for thrift and acumen. Oftenwise people behave like they do because they are taught to in the process of socialization amongst peers in such a manner. Rarely ever do they inspect with reason why to behave ethically, and what are the ideas they truly cherish. The pillars upon which both philosophy, theology and government should stand is reason that is ethically, morally grounded. In similitude to rhetorics, "one cannot speak well if he is not a good man in all honesty", he may appear as good or worth adoration to the inexperienced, but the wise will peel off his masks to the utter core. That is especially worth remembering among the rising populist autocratic sentiment, seducing peoples into the lowest common denominator and praising crooks that from a public treasury spoil the populace from the latter's own pocket to their utter demoralization. This work is a benchmark for ethics that are pertaining to the waning Republic, but they also stand as a testimony to a great, begrieved man. Marcus Tullius' son for whom this work was written as a didactic teaching did not spoil the teachings of Cratyllus and his father, scattering them to four winds, he excelled in a manner that would make his father proud. My favorite idea from the whole book is that "one should not measure his strength by others' weakness, but by his own character"… (more)
 
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