In veered Flashcards Preview

Cicero's letters > In veered > Flashcards

Flashcards in In veered Deck (24):
1

when was in verrem

70 BC

2

why was Verres on Trial

extorting 400,000 sesrerces from Sicily whilst serving as govenor 73-71

3

judge

glabrio

4

defence speech

Hortensius

5

how many speeches did cicero prepare against verses

5

6

what social class was versed

-patrician/optimate

7

where was he governor

cicily

8

what court was it in

extortion court

9

addressing someone

apostrophe

10

when you say your not going to do something

praeteritio

11

what did cicero say verses was guilty of whilst he was praetor in rome

- destruction of sacred temples and public works

12

How verses delays the trial (friends)

-attempts to delay it to 69

- so that he can be prosecuted when his friends Hortensisu and Mettelus would be consuls and His other friend Mettelus would be in charge of the extortion court

- shows Verses doesn't believe a fair trial would find him not guilty

13

How verses delays the trial (false prosecution)

- cicero asked for 110 days to collect evidence and prepare for the triall

- verses created a fake prosecution of the governor of Achaea in which he asks for 108 days

- this is so the trial would start 2 days before ciceros and he could drag it out so that ciceros would start late

14

How verres delayed the trial (friend prosecution)

- tried to get his own friend to prosecute him

15

Verres' attempts of bribery in the trial

- 'he tried to buy off the whole panel of judges'

- he attemptd to use this to ruin cicero's chances o being aedile

- he offered someone 500,000 if they would do so

16

cicero exposing corruption in the courts

'in these courts, with their present membership, even the worst criminal will never be convicted provided he has money”

'It was now clear for all to see how impotent our courts had become’

17

cicero saying how corrupt verses is

'dangerous crisis'

‘Verres has sacked the treasury. He has devastated Asia and Pamphylia’

“Utter scorn and contempt for the senatorial order

18

cicero trying to restore the senate

'I am eager to remove your bad reputation - which is as much mine as yours’

‘Pronounce a just and scrupulous verdict against Verres, and you will keep the good name which ought to be yours’

19

quote about verses delaying the trial

“Verres’ real aim was that the time I needed for the case against himself should be occupied by other business

“Your purpose is to postpone your speech”


20

cicero talking bout how great he is

I...spent fifty days on a careful investigation of the entire island of Sicily;

21

quotes of what verses did in cicily

”properties of farmers robbed of countless sums”

Roman citizens were tortured and put to death like slaves”

“timid, crushed Sicilians

22

threat to the senate

We senators will lose our courts’

“Will a court of Senators convict a guilty man if he is rickh

23

flattery to the judges

such distinguished and impressive panel of judges as in sitting today.’

24

crimes verses comitted


extortion

sexual assault

steals stuff from temples, only relics, statues, paintings

goes into law courts in sicily and lets bad ppl off so they support him

takes land