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    DescriptionThe Catiline Orations or Catilinarian Orations were speeches given in 63 BC by Marcus Tullius Cicero, the consul of Rome, exposing to the Roman Senate the plot of Lucius Sergius Catilina and his allies to overthrow the Roman government. 1 Oratio in Catilinam Prima in Senatu Habita 2 Oratio in Catilinam Secunda Habita ad Populum 3 Oratio in Catilinam Tertia ad Populum 4 Oratio in Catilinam Quarta in Senatu Habita


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    Title
    Cicero's Orations (Latin)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cicero, Edited by Des Gahan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 56
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781482684445
    ISBN 10: 1482684446
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Createspace
    Imprint name
    Createspace
    Publication date
    03 March 2013
    Author Information
    Marcus Tullius Cicero; 3 January 106 BC - 7 December 43 BC; sometimes anglicized as Tully, was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists. His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose in not only Latin but European languages up to the 19th century was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style. According to Michael Grant, "the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language." Cicero introduced the Romans to the chief schools of Greek philosophy and created a Latin philosophical vocabulary (with neologisms such as humanitas, qualitas, quantitas, and essentia) distinguishing himself as a linguist, translator, and philosopher. Petrarch's rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often credited for initiating the 14th-century Renaissance. According to Polish historian Tadeusz Zielinski, "Renaissance was above all things a revival of Cicero, and only after him and through him of the rest of Classical antiquity." The peak of Cicero's authority and prestige came during the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, and his impact on leading Enlightenment thinkers such as John Locke, David Hume, and Montesquieu was substantial. His works rank among the most influential in European culture, and today still constitute one of the most important bodies of primary material for the writing and revision of Roman history, especially the last days of the Roman Republic. Though he was an accomplished orator and successful lawyer, Cicero believed his political career was his most important achievement. It was during his consulship that the Catiline conspiracy attempted the government overthrow through an attack on the city from outside forces, and Cicero suppressed the revolt by executing five conspirators without due process. During the chaotic latter half of the 1st century BC marked by civil wars and the dictatorship of Gaius Julius Caesar, Cicero championed a return to the traditional republican government. Following Julius Caesar's death Cicero became an enemy of Mark Antony in the ensuing power struggle, attacking him in a series of speeches. He was proscribed as an enemy of the state by the Second Triumvirate and subsequently murdered in 43 BC.