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Cicero

Ancient Classics for English Readers

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Language: English
Wordcount: 54,405 / 160 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.5
LoC Category: PA
Downloads: 4,142
Added to site: 2004.07.01
mnybks.net#: 8273
Genre: Classic
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is property safe through all those years of peril and proscription, with less sacrifice of principle than many who had made louder professions, and died--by a singular act of voluntary starvation, to make short work with an incurable disease--at a ripe old age; a godless Epicurean, no doubt, but not the worst of them.

We must return to Cicero, and deal somewhat briefly with the next few years of his life. He extended his foreign tour for two years, visiting the chief cities of Asia Minor, remaining for a short time at Rhodes to take lessons once more from his old tutor Molo the rhetorician, and everywhere availing himself of the lectures of the most renowned Greek professors, to correct and improve his own style of composition and delivery. Soon after his return to Rome, he married. Of the character of his wife Terentia very different views have been taken. She appears to have written to him very kindly during his long forced absences. Her letters have not reached us; but in all her husband's replies she i

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