How would Cicero have looked like in action?

By Hadassah Branch, in 'Latin Culture', Apr 15, 2019.

  1. O tempore! O mores.
    Cicero's signature exclamation.

    I started reading some of Cicero's orations in translation a few years back and yesterday I happened upon a 1955 edition of Cicero's Orations by the Interlinear Translations of the Greek and Latin Classics. While reading, Cicero's style of speech, his diction and vehemence seemed to emerge from paper.

    But all the while I thought of how unidirectional his orations were and kept thinking how people, listening to him speaking, would have thought of him. Do you guys know which of his orations, if any, reveal how his opponents responded to him? What would Cicero have impressed us as in his full, eloquent glory?
    Matthaeus likes this.
Tags: cicero, history, rome

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