Life of Cicero w. Dr Gesine Manuwald

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Marcus Tullius Cicero (Cicero) is one of the most talked about, and cited, figures from the Roman Republic. Professor of Latin, Department of Greek & Latin, University College London, Dr Gesine Manuwald, joins the show to discuss what’s known about his life.

Some topics explored

  • The extent of his writing (i.e., corpus)
  • When and where he was born
  • His early life, including his education and type of family he was born into
  • What areas of life he wrote about
  • The Latin concept of homo novus (in English, translated to “new man”)
  • Why being a lawyer or politician was important in Rome
  • The political area of his life
  • His practice of law
  • His marital status and number of children
  • Friendships during his career, including Titus Pomponius Atticus
  • His influence on the Latin language, in particular Classical Latin
  • His writings on political theory
  • A conspiracy against him, and his choice to go into exile for about eighteen months
  • His death
  • The influences his writing has had on posterity

Listen to the episode

The episode can be streamed below and is also available on major podcast apps: Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Amazon Music.

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