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The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume 4

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Language: English
Wordcount: 226,325 / 623 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.6
LoC Category: PA
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,739
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8132
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Classic, Audiobook

The Fourteen Orations Against Marcus Antonius; To which are appended The Treatise on Rhetorical Invention; The Orator; Topics; On Rhetorical Partitions, etc.

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a motion being made about some supplications, a kind of measure when senators are not usually wanting, for they are under the compulsion, not of pledges, but of the influence of those men whose honour is being complimented, and the case is the same when the motion has reference to a triumph. The consuls are so free from anxiety at these times, that it is almost entirely free for a senator to absent himself if he pleases. And as the general custom of our body was well known to me, and as I was hardly recovered from the fatigue of my journey, and was vexed with myself, I sent a man to him, out of regard for my friendship to him, to tell him that I should not be there. But he, in the hearing of you all, declared that he would come with masons to my house; this was said with too much passion and very intemperately. For, for what crime is there such a heavy punishment appointed as that, that any one should venture to say in this assembly that he, with the assistance of a lot of common operatives, would pull down a

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