Pro Roscio Amerino
The speech Pro Roscio Amerino was given by Marcus Tullius Cicero on behalf of Roscius of Ameria. Roscius was accused of murdering his father. The speech was given by Cicero in 80 BCE.
The events t...
Tusculanae Disputationes
The Tusculanae Disputationes (also Tusculanae Quaestiones; English: Tusculanes or Tusculan Disputations), is a series of books written by Cicero, around 45 BC, attempting to popularise Stoic philosoph...
De Imperio Cn. Pompei
De Imperio Cn. Pompei, also known as Pro Lege Manilia, was a speech delivered by Cicero in 66 BC in support of the proposal made by Gaius Manilius, a tribune of the people, that Pompey the Great be gi...
Divinatio in Caecilium
Cicero's Divinatio in Caecilium is his oration against Quintus Caecilius in the process for selecting a prosecutor of Gaius Verres (70 BCE). Cicero asserts that he, rather than Q. Caecilius, will make...
In Verrem
In Verrem ("Against Verres") is a series of speeches made by Cicero in 70 BC, during the corruption and extortion trial of Gaius Verres, the former governor of Sicily. The speeches, which were concurr...
Philippic
A philippic is a fiery, damning speech, or tirade, delivered to condemn a particular political actor. The term originated with Demosthenes, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens who delivered ...
Pro Ligario
Cicero's oration Pro Ligario is the published literary form of his defense of Quintus Ligarius before Julius Caesar in 46 BC.In this speech Cicero defends Ligarius, who is accused of crimes in Africa....
Hortensius (Cicero)
Hortensius or "On Philosophy" is a lost dialogue written by Marcus Tullius Cicero in the year 45 BC. The work taught that genuine human happiness is to be found by using and embracing philosophy. The ...
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De Optimo Genere Oratorum
De Optimo Genere Oratorum, "On the Best Kind of Orators", is a work from Marcus Tullius Cicero written in 46 BCE between two of his other works, Brutus and the Orator ad M. Brutum. Cicero attempts to ...
Orator (Cicero)
Orator (not to be confused with De Oratore), was written by Marcus Tullius Cicero in the latter part of the year 46 B.C. It is his last work on rhetoric, three years before his death. Describing rheto...
A Dialogue Concerning Oratorical Partitions
A Dialogue Concerning Oratorical Partitions, also called De Partitione Oratoria Dialogus, Partitiones Oratoriae, or De Partitionbus Oratoriae, translated to be "On the subdivisions of oratory" – ...
In Toga Candida
In Toga Candida is a speech given by Cicero during his election campaign in 64 BC for the consulship of 63 BC. The speech was directed at his competitors, Catiline and Antonius, who were also running ...
De finibus bonorum et malorum
De finibus bonorum et malorum ("On the ends of good and evil") is a philosophical work by the Roman orator, politician and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero. It consists of five books, in which Cicer...
Pro Marcello
Pro Marcello is a speech by Marcus Tullius Cicero. It is Latin for On behalf of Marcellus.
Marcus Claudius Marcellus was descended from an illustrious Roman family, and had been Consul with Serviu...
De re publica
De re publica (On the Commonwealth; see below) is a dialogue on Roman politics by Cicero, written in six books between 54 and 51 BC. It is written in the format of a Socratic dialogue in which Scipio...
Pro Quinctio
The speech Pro Quinctio was given by Marcus Tullius Cicero on behalf of Publius Quintius. Gaius Quintius and Sextus Naevius, one of the public criers, had been partners, having their chief business in...
Pro Caelio
Pro Caelio is a speech given on April 4, 56 BC, by the famed Roman orator Marcus Tullius Cicero in defense of Marcus Caelius Rufus, who had once been Cicero's student but more recently was a political...
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De Natura Deorum
De Natura Deorum (On the Nature of the Gods) is a philosophical dialogue by Roman orator Cicero written in 45 BC. It is laid out in three books, each of which discuss the theology of different Roman a...
Cato Maior de Senectute
On Old Age is an essay written by Cicero in 44 BC on the subject of aging and death. It has remained popular because of its profound subject matter as well as its clear and beautiful language. It is ...
De Divinatione
Cicero's De Divinatione (Latin, "Concerning Divination") is a philosophical treatise in two books written in 44 BC. It takes the form of a dialogue whose interlocutors are Cicero (speaking mostl...
Laelius de Amicitia
Laelius de Amicitia (or simply De Amicitia) is a treatise on friendship by the Roman statesman and author Marcus Tullius Cicero, written in 44 BCE.
Cicero writes about his own experience with frie...
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Brutus (Cicero)
Cicero's Brutus (also known as De claris oratibus) is a history of Roman oratory. It is written in the form of a dialogue, in which Brutus and Atticus ask Cicero to describe the qualities of all the ...
Pro Cluentio
Pro Cluentio is a speech by the Roman orator Cicero given in defense of a man named Aulus Cluentius Habitus Minor.Cluentius, from Larinum in Molise, was accused in 66 BC by his mother of having poison...
Somnium Scipionis
The Dream of Scipio (Latin, Somnium Scipionis), written by Cicero, is the sixth book of De re publica, and describes a fictional dream vision of the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus, set two years befo...
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Pro Archia Poeta
Cicero's oration Pro Archia Poeta is the published literary form of his defense of Aulus Licinius Archias, a poet accused of not being a Roman citizen. This accusation is believed to have been a polit...
De Legibus
The De Legibus (On the Laws) is a dialogue written by Marcus Tullius Cicero during the last years of the Roman Republic. It bears the same name as Plato’s famous dialogue, The Laws. Unlike his previo...