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Born

106 BC
Near Arpinum, small town, 60 miles SE of Rome
equestrian father

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Educated

in Rome
rhetoric, philosophy, and poetry (Archias)

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Assumed

Toga virilis at 16

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Narrowed

studies to Oratory and Law

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Served

in military and law practice until 79

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Studied Abroad

two years in Athens, rhetoric with Molo

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Employed

by state, beginning of his distinguished public career

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Climbed the Cursus Honorem

the path people took to become consul through all the steps
75 as quaestor (public treasurer) in Sicily
69 as aedile (games promoter)
66 as praetor (judge in civil and criminal cases)
63 as consul (one of the two heads of Rome)
squelched the conspiracy of Catiline to
overthrow the government
proclaimed the pater patriae, a national hero
by the grateful romans
suo anno-in his own year, asap
novus homo-new man, no ancestors

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Self-Employed

as a lawyer, defending Archias, former teacher, among others

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Exiled

in 58 for putting Catiline to death without trial

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Recalled

to Rome in 57

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Appointed

in 51 proconsul, governor, of Cicilia in Asia Minor

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Wrote

essays on philosophy, religion, and rhetoric
De Natura Deorum
De Oratore
De Senectute
De Amicitia

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Waffled

in choosing sides in the civil war between Caesar and Pompey before settling with Pompey, the loser

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Delighted

by the assassination of Julius Caeser in 44, wished Antony had been killed too

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Put to Death

by Antony's henchmen in 43 for a series of harangues (lengthy and aggressive speeches)

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Decapitated

head displayed on the rostrum as a warning to his supporters