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By Cicero; D. R. Shackleton Bailey

ISBN-10: 1555406270

ISBN-13: 9781555406271

The six speeches contained during this quantity, brought upon Cicero's victorious go back from exile in 57-56 B.C., are the following delivered to existence via a very good new English translation that's in response to a much better Latin textual content. The notes accompanying the interpretation are written with the overall reader in brain, whereas the 2 indices give you the similar of an onomasticon for those six speeches.

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We did not forecast consider the grain shortage. 13. Cicero deals with these questions seriatim in ss. 10-41. 42 ON HIS HOUSE it by inference, it was already part of our experience; we saw it. The price of grain was rising. There was apprehension, not just of high prices, but of shortage and famine. The people flocked to the temple of Concord, where Consul Metellus had convoked the Senate. Now if this was a genuine movement, springing from + public distress and hunger, then surely it was the duty of the Consuls to take the matter up and of the Senate to come to a conclusion.

Could anything happen to me more glorious and splendid than what you decreed on his motion: that all who wished well to the Commonwealth should come from all over Italy to restore and defend me, one man, a man broken almost beyond mending? Only three times in the history of Rome 62 have those words been used by a Consul; used, however, on behalf of the entire Commonwealth and only to those within sound of his voice; but used now by the whole Senate in order to summon Rome's citizens and all Italy from every district and town to uphold the cause of a single individual.

8] First, I say it is always the duty of + a good senator to come to the Senate. I do not agree with those + who make it a rule not to attend in difficult times, not realizing that such intransigence on their part played into the hands of those whom it was their purpose to annoy. I may be told that some senators left because they had fears for their personal safety in the Senate. Well, I am not blaming them. I am not inquiring whether there was anything to be afraid of. In my view, every man should judge for himself when and what to fear.

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