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By Ingo Gildenhard

Looting, despoiling temples, tried rape and judicial homicide: those are only a few of the issues of this vintage piece of writing through one of many world's maximum orators. this actual passage is from the second one booklet of Cicero's Speeches opposed to Verres, who used to be a former Roman Justice of the Peace on trial for critical misconduct. Cicero offers the lurid info of Verres' alleged crimes in beautiful and complicated prose. This quantity presents a component to the unique textual content of Cicero's speech in Latin, an in depth statement, learn aids, and a translation. As a literary artefact, the speech provides us perception into how the ideal grasp of Latin eloquence built what we'd now name rhetorical "spin". As an historic rfile, it presents a window into the darkish underbelly of Rome's imperial enlargement and exploitation of the close to East. Ingo Gildenhard's illuminating remark could be of specific curiosity to scholars of Latin at either highschool and undergraduate point. it's going to even be a useful source to Latin lecturers and to someone drawn to Cicero, language and rhetoric, and the felony tradition of historical Rome.

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After their year as magistrates, consuls and praetors were customarily appointed as governors of provinces, assuming the title of pro-consul ('acting consul') or pro-praetor(' acting praetor' ) during their time in office (usually one year, but often prolonged). Assignments were usually done by lot, but could also be 'arranged' by those who were entitled to take up a provincial governorship in any given year. Roman magistrates and pro-magistrates relied on an extensive staff (called apparitores) in the execution of their office.

53-86 Dolabella; and Cicero's two witnesses Tettius and Varro were part of Nero's staff in Asia: the former as a so-called accensus, the latter as a military tribune. 36 (iii) Lower functionaries and friends: during the diplomatic mission that brought him to Lampsacus, Verres was most likely accompanied by two lictors; one of them, Cornelius, died at Philodamus' dinner party 37 In addition, he brought along personal friends from his social networks, thereby helping young acquaintances to become familiar with Rome's imperial opportunities, in what was the ancient equivalent of modern 'work experience'.

Tettius, haec eademse Lampsaci cognosse dixerit, vir omnibus rebus ornatissimus, C. Varro, qui tum in Asia militum tribunus fuit, haec eadem se ipso ex Philodamo audisse dicat, potestis dubitare quin istum fortuna non tam ex illo periculo eripere voluerit quam ad vestrum iudicium reservare? Nisi vero illud dicet, quod et in Tetti testimonio priore actione interpellavit Hortensius- quo tempore quidem signi satis dedit, si quid esset quod posset dicere, se tacere non posse, ut, quam diu tacuit in ceteris testibus, scire omnes possemus nihil habuisse quod diceret: hoc tum dixit, Philodamum et £ilium eius a C.

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