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Cicero Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Published July 10th 2012
ISBN : 9781459063914
Paperback
184 pages
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: ORATION II.?FOR THE MANILIAN LAW. . ARGUMENT. In the consulship ofMorePurchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: ORATION II.?FOR THE MANILIAN LAW. . ARGUMENT. In the consulship of M. JEtnilius and I,. Volcatius, L. Lucullns, who in quality of proconsul had continued almost seven year- at the head of the Human army in Am Minor, and obtained many signal victories over Mithridates, was recalled by adeeree of the senate?As the war was not yet finished, there was a necessity for sending some other general to supply his place?C. Manilius a tribune of the people, proposed a law, pieferring Pompey to that important commission?This proposal met with great opposition, because Pompey having already the command of the piratical war, with a very extensive authority, many Romans of distinction thought it would be dangerous to trust so much pnwer in the hands of one person?Cicero, who seems to have entertained a high opinion of Pompeys honour and probity, and considered him as i he only man in i lie common wealth fit io conduct a war of thnt importance, Whn zealous for the passing of the Manilian law, and in this speech endeavoured to support it with all his credit and eloquence - He begins with explaining the nature and importance of the Mithridatic war, and says every thing that might serve to animate the people to continue and pursue it with vigour?Thence passing to the choice of a general, he enters imo so beautiful a detail of Pompeys merit and qualifications, that 1 question whether there be any hisiory where the character of that great man is so well drawn?In the seiluel the law passed, though Catullus and Horteitsius, two of the most con- sdentble men iii Rome, and both consular senators, were among, the number of those that opposed it? Pompey was sent against Mitimdates, with a more extensive command than had been granted even to Lu- cullus- Bithynia, and several other provinces, being i...