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Marcus Tullius Cicero “ parens eloquentiae et litterarum Latinarum ”

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Marcus Tullius Cicero “ parens eloquentiae et litterarum Latinarum ”

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  1. Marcus Tullius Cicero“parenseloquentiae et litterarumLatinarum” 106-43 BCE Marcus Licinius Crassus115-53 BCE Gaius Iulius Caesar100-44 BCE Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus106-48 BCE

  2. Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BCEBiographical details – early career

  3. Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BCEBiographical details – mid-career

  4. Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BCEBiographical details – late-career

  5. Marcus Tullius Cicero“parenseloquentiae et litterarumLatinarum”Epistulae • 1800 epistulae (900 extant) • Major collections • ad Atticum (“to Titus Pomponius Atticus”) • 68-44 BCE, 16 books, ca. 20 letters/book • ad Familiares (“to his friends”) • 62-43 BCE, 16 books, ca. 20 letters/book: to Terentia (book 14), to Tiro (book 16) • Minor collections • ad Quintum (“to his brother Quintus”) • 59-54 BCE, 3 books • ad Brutum (“to his friend Brutus”) • 43 BCE, 2 books, ca. 26 letters total

  6. Marcus TulliusCiceroExamples of epistulae: What are the main themes in these letters? What values cherished by Cicero emerge? How does he come across? Cicero the intellectual p. 70 to protégé Curio 53 BCE p. 80 to Atticus 49 BCE Cicero the family man pp. 65-67 to Terentia 58 BCE pp. 71-73 to Atticus 51 BCE pp. 85 & 87 to Atticus 47 & 45 BCE Cicero the political observer pp. 63-64 to Atticus 59 BCE pp. 68-69 to Atticus 57 BCE pp. 89-91 to Atticus 45 & 44 BCE Cicero the petty politician p. 61 to Pompey 62 BCE pp. 81-82 to Caesar 49 BCE pp. 83-84 from Caesar 49 BCE

  7. Marcus Tullius Cicero“parenseloquentiae et litterarumLatinarum”Epistulae: some values fides: loyalty to friends and the res publica dignitas: pride in his achievements fortitudo: courage in the face of adversity diligentia: proper care for his family & friends tristitia (“sadness”): for the loss of Tullia negatio (“denial”): in response to Tullia’s death