b. 3 January 106 BC in Arpinum;
murdered near Formiae on 7 December 43 BC;
distinguished Roman orator, politician and writer.
The large œuvre comprises letters (epistulae), orations (orationes; of ca. 100 attested speeches 58 are still extant; some only in fragments), as well as philosophical and rhetorical writings (philosophica and rhetorica); remnants of poetry (poetica) are also preserved.
Epistulae: Relatively few manuscripts transmit Cicero’s letters; the trad…
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“Cicero, Marcus Tullius”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger.
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