Definitions for cicero, marcus tullius
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word cicero, marcus tullius
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
a Roman orator, statesman, and man of letters, born near Arpinum, in Latium; trained for political life partly at Rome and partly at Athens; distinguished himself as the first orator at the Roman bar when he was 30, and afterwards rose through the successive grades of civic rank till he attained the consulship in 63 B.C.; during this period he acquired great popularity by his exposure and defeat of the conspiracy of Catiline, by which he earned the title of Father of his Country, though there were those who condemned his action and procured his banishment for a time; on his recall, which was unanimous, he took sides first with Pompey, then with Cæsar after Pharsalia, on whose death he delivered a Philippic against Antony; was proscribed by the second triumvirate, and put to death by Antony's soldiers; he was the foremost of Roman orators, the most elegant writer of the Latin language, and has left behind him orations, letters, and treatises, very models of their kind; he was not a deep thinker, and his philosophy was more eclectic than original (100-43 B.C.).
Find a translation for the cicero, marcus tullius definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these cicero, marcus tullius definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"cicero, marcus tullius." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 2 Jul 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/cicero, marcus tullius>.