Lit Study Guides
Hector Proficiscens, Iphigenia,
Equos Troianus, Danae (fabula cothurnata)
(I know this makes no sense, but this is what the study guide said)
Based on Apollodorus of Carystus’s Litigant
his language, calling him a emendator sermonis usitati (“improver of everyday speech”).
He wrote a historical epic Pragmatica Belli Gallici and an Ethiopid, as well as a Lucubrationes in prose.
Lucius Manlius Torquatus and Vinia Aurunculeia. A hymn to Hymenaeus,
god of weddings, and an invitation to the bride to leave her father’s house
and participate in the deductio.
The publicani (tax collectors), influential among Cicero’s own
equestrian order, were notably disturbed by Mithridates’ meddling
accused of electoral corruption by the defeated candidate Servius
Sulpicius Rufus and by Cato the Younger. Cicero mocked Cato’s
stoic rigor and jested that Murena’s military success was a better
claim to the consulship than Servius Sulpicius Rufus’ intellectual
formation. Hortensius and Crassus assisted Cicero in defending
Murena against Sulpicius Rufus and Cato the Younger.
b. Second Speech delivered to the people on November 9th.
c. Third Speech delivered to the people on December 3rd,
reports the arrest of the conspirators and the evidence
provided by the tribe of the Allobroges.
d. Fourth Speech delivered on December 5th to the Senate,
and argues that the conspirators should receive the death
speech impugning the character of the witnesses, Asiatic Greeks and Jews.
(56 BC = De Haruspicium Responso)
brother Quintus, the work is a dialogue on the difficulty and usefulness of the orator’s art. Involves the orators Lucius Licinius Crassus and Marcus Antonius (grandfather of the triumvir), the greatest orators of their day.
Refutes Carneades’ defense of injustice as being more expedient for individuals/states than justice.
All laws from God. Treats Cicero’s ideal set of laws.
1. Includes the letter written to Cicero by the jurist Sulpicius on
ii. Ad Atticum (16 Books)
iii. Ad Quintum Fratrem (27 letters)
1. Commentariolum petitionis: Quintus asks his brother Cicero about
Cicero’s daughter Tullia’s death.
campaigning for the consulship.
Ad Marcum Brutum (2 books of an original 9, disputed authenticity).
Hortensius: written after Munda, an exhortation to the study of philosophy.
Cited by St. Augustine later as the work that effected the change in his own
De Consiliis Suis
i. Plato’s Timaeus
ii. Plato’s Protagoras
iii. Xenophon’s Oeconomicus