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Cicero Marcus Tullius, BCE , Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we knowthan of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time Of aboutspeeches, delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political, before jurors if judicial,survive a few of them incompletely In the fourteenth century Petrarch and other Italian humanists discovered manuscripts containingthanletters of whichthanwere written by Cicero and nearlyby others to him These afford a revelation of the man all thestriking because most were not written for publication Six rhetorical works survive and another in fragments Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others and some lost There is also poetry, some original, some as translations from the GreekThe Loeb Classical Library edition of Cicero is in twenty nine volumes