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(Marcus Tullius Cicero; Greek Κικέρων/Kikérōn)

A. Historical dimension

Marcus Tullius C., renowned author, orator and politician of the late Roman Republic (106–43 BC), was born in Arpinum in southern Latium. Through his father's connections, he received his education at Rome from the foremost orators (Lucius Licinius Crassus and Marcus Antonius) and jurists of the day (Mucius Scaevola Augur and Mucius Scaevola Pontifex). He achieved his first successes as a lawyer with his defence of Quinctius in a ci…

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Müller, Gernot Michael, “Cicero”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217

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