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…