Who is Marcus Tullius Cicero?

  • (noun): A Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC).
    Synonyms: Cicero, Tully

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Political Career Of Marcus Tullius Cicero
... The Political career of Marcus Tullius Cicero began in 75 BC when Marcus Tullius Cicero was elected to political office, and ended in 43 BC, when he was assassinated upon the orders of Mark Antony ... Cicero, a Roman statesman, lawyer, political theorist, philosopher, and Roman constitutionalist, reached the height of Roman power, the Consulship, and played a critical role in the transformation of ... A contemporary of Julius Caesar, Cicero is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists ...
Tullius
... Tullius was a Roman nomen ... Tully, especially as another name for Cicero, is an anglicized form now considered antiquated ... nomen are related by blood Cicero himself did not believe that he was descended from Servius Tullius, though at one point he referred to their shared gens ...
Pro Tullio
... Pro Tullio (Latin for "On behalf of Tullius") is a partially preserved speech delivered by the Roman orator Cicero in 72 or 71 BC ... The speech was made on behalf of Cicero's client, Marcus Tullius, who claimed legal damages from his neighbor, Publius Fabius, on the basis that Fabius had murdered several of Tullius' slaves in a property ...
Titus Pullo (Rome Character) - Character History
... and is withheld there by Servilia of the Junii, his lover and the mother of Marcus Junius Brutus ... Pullo kills Marcus Tullius Cicero himself ... The two men have a strangely civil and amiable conversation before Cicero allows Pullo to kill him ...
Quintus Tullius Cicero
... Quintus Tullius Cicero (102 BC – 43 BC) was the younger brother of the celebrated orator, philosopher and statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero ...

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    Just what is the civil law? What neither influence can affect, nor power break, nor money corrupt: were it to be suppressed or even merely ignored or inadequately observed, no one would feel safe about anything, whether his own possessions, the inheritance he expects from his father, or the bequests he makes to his children.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    Those wars are unjust which are undertaken without provocation. For only a war waged for revenge or defense can be just.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    If the oarsmen of a fast-moving ship suddenly cease to row, the suspension of the driving force of the oars doesn’t prevent the vessel from continuing to move on its course. And with a speech it is much the same. After he has finished reciting the document, the speaker will still be able to maintain the same tone without a break, borrowing its momentum and impulse from the passage he has just read out.
    —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C)

    There is nothing so ridiculous but some philosopher has said it.
    —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

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    Nothing is so difficult to believe that oratory cannot make it acceptable, nothing so rough and uncultured as not to gain brilliance and refinement from eloquence.
    —Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)