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  • Derived from the ancient Roman orator and writer Marcus Tullius Cicero, “the word cicerone has been used in England for 400 years to indicate a knowledgeable and learned guide,” Daniels noted.

    Beer: Guides named for Cicero

  • The following imagines a Sunday political show with the famous first-century Roman senator and statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero; with responses from actual quotations of his writing.

    Lex Paulson: Applied Classics: Cicero Predicts the Iowa Caucus

  • With just two days to go before the Iowa Caucus, here to tell us who will win and why, it is my pleasure to give a warm, Sunday welcome to five-term senator, celebrated author and veteran political pundit, Marcus Tullius Cicero.

    Lex Paulson: Applied Classics: Cicero Predicts the Iowa Caucus

  • Ms. Glendon's two "superstars," the two figures who best managed to fuse intellect with activity, are the ancient Roman leader Marcus Tullius Cicero and the 18th-century British statesman Edmund Burke.

    Power and The Professors

  • Dec. 7 honors the day, in 43 BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero was assassinated.

    Parties Packed With Foodies

  • More than two thousand years ago, the great orator and statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero is said to have foretold the decline and fall of the Roman Empire with these words, which exquisitely described the ravages wrought by lying politicians:


  • “Then if no one opposes it,” said Hybrida, “the motion passes, and the chair recognizes Marcus Tullius Cicero.”


  • Therefore I wish to propose the following motion: ‘In recognition of the fact that Marcus Tullius Cicero has saved Rome from burning, its citizens from massacre, and Italy from war, this house decrees a three-day public Thanksgiving at every shrine to all the immortal gods for having favored us at such a time with such a consul.’


  • Indeed, it reminded me of nothing so much as the sort of speech that that radical new man Marcus Tullius Cicero used to make before he threw in his lot with my patrician friends on the benches opposite!


  • And you may tell them—with Aulus here as a witness—that no harm will befall Marcus Tullius Cicero as long as Pompey the Great still breathes in Rome.



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