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Cicero's Caesarian Orations

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The Orationes Caesarianae consists of three speeches Cicero delivered in the period between September 46 and November 45, the only orations he is known to have given in Rome between late 52 and the First Philippic in September 44. They pit Rome's greatest orator against his most sophisticated audience, C. Julius Caesar, 'imperator' and 'dictator', a scholar, author, and orator of the highest distinction. Although grouped by chronology and addressee, in other ways they are quite disparate. The first, Pro M. Marcello, is not a judicial speech, but was delivered in the Senate to thank Caesar for his pardon of M. Claudius Marcellus. The Pro Ligario and Pro Rege Deiotaro both take the form of judicial speeches, and, under the exceptional powers of Caesar's office, were delivered before the dictator acting as a single judge, but their venues and their aims were very different.

Keywords: C. Julius Caesar; Cicero; M. Claudius Marcellus; Orationes Caesarianae; Rome; Senate



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