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Murder Trials (Paperback)

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Cicero's speeches "In Defence of Sextus Roscius of Amerina," "In Defence of Aulus Cluentius Habitus," "In Defence of Gaius Rabirius," "Note on the Speeches in Defence of Caelius and Milo," and "In Defence of King Deiotarus" provide insight into Roman life, law, and history.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essaysLawJurisprudence & general issuesLegal profession: generalLawJurisprudence & general issuesLegal skills & practiceAdvocacyLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsLegal system: generalRegulation of legal profession Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 26/06/1975 ISBN-13: 9780140442885  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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An accomplished poet, philosopher, rhetorician, and humorist, Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC) was also the greatest forensic orator Rome ever produced. But to Cicero, service to the res publica (literally, "the public affair") was a Roman citizen's highest duty. At age 26 (in 80 BC), he successfully defended a man prosecuted unjustly by a crony of the bloodthirsty dictator Sulla. In 69 BC, he brought to order the corrupt Sicilian governor Verres. As consul in 63 BC, he put down the Catilinarian conspiracy; later, he was sent into exile for refusing to join the First Triumvirate. Late in life, he led the Senate's gallant but unsuccessful battle against Antony, for which he paid with his life on 7 December 43 BC.

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