106-43 ; Rom. statesman, orator, & philosopher
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Origin of Ciceroafter Cicero
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- Cicero is splendid, but his orations are very difficult to translate.
- Verres returned to Rome in 70, and in the same year, at the request of the Sicilians, Cicero prosecuted him.
- Verres vainly tried to get the trial postponed till 69 when his friend Metellus would be the presiding judge, but in August Cicero opened the case.
- Verres may not have been quite so black as he is painted by Cicero, on whose speeches we depend entirely for our knowledge of him, but there can hardly be a doubt that he stood pre-eminent among the worst specimens of Roman provincial governors.
- P. 621; Cicero, De inventione, i.