Marcus Tullius Cicero 106-43 BC
Marcus Tullius (in British pubs also
known as Tully) was a Roman lawyer and
an academic. He was most
famous for his writings and his outstanding public speeches.
George Washington had
something in common and that was their nickname, both were called
"father of his country." There were even more people in
history who won that sobriquet, but back to Cicero.
Cicero was elected Consul in 63 BC.
Later that year, Cicero delivered four speeches against Lucius
Sergius Catilina, aka Catiline,
the leader of a massive conspiracy.
Here are the dates of the
November 8, 63 BC -
The first speech
against Catiline. Cicero addresses the Senate in the Temple of
Jupiter Stator. This is the
Latin version of the
November 9, 63 BC - The second speech
against Catiline. Cicero addresses the public from the rostra,
which is the speakers' platform at the Forum.
December 3, 63 BC - The third speech
against Catiline. Again, Cicero addresses the public from the rostra.
December 5, 63 BC - The fourth speech
against Catiline. Cicero delivers his speech in the Temple of
Caesar invited Cicero to join the
political alliance between himself,
declined as he thought this coalition unconstitutional.
Cicero was not very fond of
Marcus Licinius Crassus.
On December 7, 43 BC, Cicero was
Read Cicero's treatise On