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Cicero for Caelius

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Classics
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CLA233H1
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Erik Gunderson

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March 3rd 2011
Cicero for Caelius
Cicero: The Political Life 100-43 bce
o100 bce – born in arpinum – hes from notable provincial family in Rome
o80 – first speech: on behalf of Quinciticius
Usually young mens first speeches are prosecutions but this is a defence
speech and not a lot of people want to defend this guy – interesting entree
to political life
o79 – studies oratory in Greece
Leaves Rome, and comes back even better from his studies
o75 – quaestor in sicily
Holding office at very young age
Sicilians ask him to take up case against Verres
o70 – prosecution of Verres for corruption in sicily
Verres fled after opening prosecution
o69 – aedile
o66 – paetor
oConsulship and aftermath
63 – becomes consul – conspiracy of Catiline
Story of class tension in Rome
Catiline stands at the head of economic crisis put down by Cicero
The conspirators are then executed
oLegal tensions because you are not supposed to execute
before going to trial
61 – Cicero gives evidence against Clodius during the Bona Dea trial
www.notesolution.com
The good goddess trial
Clodius showed up at the rights of the good goddess in drag to an
all female religious festival being held at the house of Julius Caesar
and supervised by his wife
Clodius had an alibi – Cicero screws up the alibi – lasting foes
58 – Clodius has Cicero exiled (for executing Roman citizens without a
trial during the conspiracy of Catiline)
Exile doesnt last very long
57 – Ciceros exile is revoked
51 – Cicero is governor of Cilicia
49 – civil war: Cicero back Pompey and not Caesar
Picks the losing side
Caesar spared many of the losers though
48 – Cicero returns to Italy and becomes part of Caesars new Rome
44 – assassination of Caesar
44 – Cicero delivers the Philippics, speeches against Caesars right-hand
man Antonius
43 – Cicero murdered as per Antonius’ orders
Cicero the intellectual life
oMaster of various media
The most famous speaker of his age
Political speeches
Accusations and defence speeches
Works of rhetorical theory
Philosophical works
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March 3 2011 Cicero for Caelius Cicero: The Political Life 100-43 bce o 100 bce born in arpinum hes from notable provincial family in Rome o 80 first speech: on behalf of Quinciticius Usually young mens first speeches are prosecutions but this is a defence speech and not a lot of people want to defend this guy interesting entree to political life o 79 studies oratory in Greece Leaves Rome, and comes back even better from his studies o 75 quaestor in sicily Holding office at very young age Sicilians ask him to take up case against Verres o 70 prosecution of Verres for corruption in sicily Verres fled after opening prosecution o 69 aedile o 66 paetor o Consulship and aftermath 63 becomes consul conspiracy of Catiline Story of class tension in Rome Catiline stands at the head of economic crisis put down by Cicero The conspirators are then executed o Legal tensions because you are not supposed to execute before going to trial 61 Cicero gives evidence against Clodius during the Bona Dea trial www.notesolution.com
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