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Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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(Arpinum, Jan 3, 106 bce – Formiae, Dec 7, 43 bce) pursued a successful career as prosecutor and defense attorney for civil and political trials in Rome; he was elected consul in 63 bce. During the civil war that opposed Caesar and the senate majority led by Pompey (49–46), Cicero sided with the opponents of Caesar but remained passive during the conflict. After the assassination of the dictator, he spoke out in favor of restoring the traditional senatorial regime and fell victim to the proscriptions of 43. His correspo…

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Bendlin, Andreas, “Cicero, Marcus Tullius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03067>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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