Cicero Letters To Atticus
Cicero Letters To Atticus – #1. Rome 68, November. Lucius is dead, Cicero is heartbroken. Peducaeus helped with business deals. Cicero mentions Tusculum.
#4. Rome, after February 13, 67. Purchased Megarian marble statue, Herm’s pentalic love, bronze head. Looking for suitable sculptures for gymnasium and xystus.
Cicero Letters To Atticus
#5. Rome, March/April 67. Waiting for the Megarian statue and herms. Looking for something suitable for the Academy (Is that the name of his villa in Tusculum?)
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#6. Tusculum, May, 67. Look forward to the statue of Heracles and Herms. Looking for things suitable for gyms and gymnasiums. He is sitting in the gymnasium as he writes this letter. He is looking for typos (relief sculptures to be placed on a wall, carved well covered (puteolia).
#7. Rome, August 67. He works hard to reconcile Lucceius and Atticus but without success. Cicero is running for office. He is very excited about books and other articles for the Academy.
#8. Rome, late 67. Awaiting the return of Atticus. The statue Atticus bought for the Cicero’s in Caieta. Lucceius is still angry. Tullia is engaged to C. Piso Frugi.
#9. Rome, 1st half of 66. Cicero, praetor, deals with C. Macer’s case and conviction. The Herm of Athena is now in the Academy, Herms are often found in these places. Look forward to other pieces. These are in the house of Formiae. They will soon move to Tusculum and decorate Caieta later. Hold the books until there is money to buy them.
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#10. Rome, just before July 17, 65. his candidacy for the consulship. Other candidates – Caesar a shoe in- a curator in the Via Flaminia. Cicero loves Hermathena- she is the highlight of the gymnasium.
#12. Rome, January 1, 61. Trouble with Antonius. Clodius kept at Bona Dea. At this point is a fun piece of gossip. Sositeus, Cicero’s reader, died. Cicero is very angry.
#13. Rome 25 January 61. Cicero received three letters from Atticus. The first was given by M. Cornéy to Cicero in Tres Tabernae. 2nd came from Canusium, 3rd by ship. Cicero has difficulty finding serious posts: qui epistulam paulo graviorem ferre possit nisi eam perlectione relevarit. Cicero was named number 2 after Princeps in the Senate. Pizo is little, Messala is hard. The affair of Clodius. Caesar divorce. Cicero suspects great misfortune. Pompey is jealous.
#14. Rome, February 13, 61. Cicero invades. Pompey’s speech was poorly received. Fufius, a tribune, called Pompey to speak in contio, egged on by Pizo, in the Flaminian Circus. Pompey’s speech in support of the Senate. In the Senate, Messala asked Pompey his position on Clodius’ trial. He said he supports the Senate. Pompey sat next to Cicero. Then Crassus steals the limelight from Pompey standing up and praising Cicero. Cicero says that the Senate was resolved in the matter of Clodius. A bill was presented to the people about it, Claude’s friend opposed. Pizo, consul, asked not to vote. He discovered that ballots with only names were distributed. Then Cato took the platform and criticized Piso. Hortensius, Favonius helped. Assembly adjourned. The Senate passed a motion to support the bill. Clodius pleaded. Vote- 400 to 15. Clodius continues with mad speech.
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#15. Rome, March 1, 61. Quintus receives Asia as a province for governor. Cicero asks Atticus for his stick.
#16. Rome, early July, 61. The trial of Claudius with all its drama and the testimony of Cicero. Herod the Hortenius. Crassus used the money to bribe the jurors. Pompey promoted L. Afranius to the Consulship. Cicero saw this as a great mistake. Atticus decides not to be on Quintus’ staff. Atticus wrote an epigram to Amalthea. Cicero would appreciate a description of Amalthea, decoration, poem. Cicero would like to do the same in Arpinum.
#17. Rome, December 5, 61. Arguments about the wrath of Quintus and Atticus. Very philosophical. Apparently Atticus felt compelled to explain to Cicero about his lifestyle. Cicero comforts Atticus and respects his choice. There is difficulty in maintaining harmony between the Senate and the Equites. Cicero drew closer to Pompey but realized the dangers. Cicero mentions the coming election concerning Caesar and Bibulus.
#18. Rome, January 20, 60. Cicero misses Atticus as a confidant. Quintus is in Asia, Cicero is alone, though accompanied by the crowd in the forum. He is worried about family matters. His only consolation is Terrentia, Tullia and Marcus. Politics is a mess: the trial of Clodius, the Senate is ineffective and scandalous (Memmius initiated the wife of M. Lucullus and wiped his boot on Agamemnon.) C. Herenius, tribune, proposed to make Cldoius a plebeian.
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#19. Rome, March 15, 60. Cicero jokes that he is better at writing letters. Politics- there is fear in Gaelic. They must send ambassadors to prevent the Gauls from joining the Helvetians. Tribune Flavius pushed the agrarian law to Pompey. Cicero removed the parts that were bad for private interests. Tribune Herenius pushed the bill to make Clodius plebeian. Vote every time. Pompey and Cicero are close but Cicero is wary of “honest people”. Cicero cannot help Atticus’ case. Cicero sends his Greek version to his Consul, soon a Latin version, then a poem. Quintus writes to Cicero that he never said anything bad about Atticus.
#20. Rome, May 12, 60. Cicero returns from Pompeii, May 12. Cicero mentions the kind and polite letter of Atticus. Pompey is too eager for popularity but Cicero takes the high road. Cicero is staying true to his code. But he misses the recently deceased Catullus. Cicero feels alone now. He is aware of noble jealousy. Metellus is an impressive Consul but Afranius is pathetic. L.Papirius Paetus offered Cicero the book Ser. Claude. Cicero is excited.
#21. Antium, June 3 (?) 60. Cicero gives C. Cossinius his Greek version of his consulship to Atticus. Atticus wrote one too. Cicero sends some speeches as requested by the youth, his “little speeches”: agrarian law, Otho, Catilinarian etc. Claudius still pushes to be a plebeian. Metellus stopped. Clodius and Cicero fight in the Senate, but Clodius continues to push to be a plebeian. Banter and barbs are exchanged. Cicero hopes to rule Pompey for good constitutional reasons. Cicero hopes to bind Caesar to benefit the state. Cicero’s criticism of Cato is that he insists too much on keeping the Stoic principals. His Amalthea is waiting to see Atticus. Cicero is happy with Tusculum and Pompeii. Cicero sent Prognostica. Cicero asks Atticus again to handle Paetus’ book.
#23. Rome perhaps, after 22. Atticus criticizes the size of Cicero’s window- a discussion of widow philosophy follows. Cicero hopes to work with Caesar and Pompey. Cicero looked forward to the excursions on the Compitalia. He promises to have their bath ready. Terentia invites Pomponia and Atticus’ mother. Cicero asks Theophrastus ‘On Ambition’ from the library of Quintus.
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#24. Antium, early August, 59. Clodius going to the embassy of Tigranes. Atticus asked Cicero to work on Geography. Cicero hopes himself to have something to show for his absence from politics. He plans to be in Formiae or Pompeii by the Kalends. He expresses concern for Quintus’ house wall.
#25. Antium, just after 24. 59. Cicero faces the possibility of the embassy of Alexandria to Ptolemy XII. Cicero spends time with the muses and loves it.
#26. Antium, after 25. 59. Cicero cannot produce literature. It’s a lot of fun. Read it or count the waves. Partly because it’s not a good time to fish. He loves Antium because no one knows about the problems in Rome.
#27. Antium, after 25. 59. Cicero promises to have something to show for his vacation. Pompey and Crassus quietly passed a Lex Curiata to make Claudius a plebeian. Cicero sees danger in this. Cicero says that he will not forget what Atticus said about Amalthea.
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#28. Antium, April 16, 59. The servants lost the letters Atticus wrote to Cicero. Cicero points out that Atticus’ letters are useful and good. The first triumvirate is playing. Cicero goes to Formiae on Parile, then leaves Formiae on May 1st, then to Antium on the 3rd, then Tusculum, then Arpinum, then Rome on June 1st.
#29. Antium 16 April 59. Cicero awaits further news from Rome about Claudius and his movements. Cicero was disgusted that the laws of Vatinius and Caesar were ignored. People may not have liked the dominance of the Senate over Cicero but just wait for the reactions of the three men who rule everything. Cicero will return to Antium from Formiae. From Antium to Tusculum.
#30. Tres Tabernae, April 19, 59. Cicero was disgusted at the way Claudius was made a plebeian. What a joke. He met Curio at Trest Tabernae. Cicero learned that Clodius was about to run for Tribune. Atticus encouraged Cicero to write. Atticus commented favorably on Dicaearchus. This letter was written at 4 PM.
#31. Forum Apii, 20 April 59. Cicero will not participate in the games at Antium because he might give the impression that you are looking for pleasure. It will be Formiae.
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#32. Formiae, 23 April, 59. News is slow to reach Cicero here. Quote Odyssey: 9.27 when referring to Arpinum.
#33. Formiae, 24 April 59. Formiae = Laestrygonian Telepylus. People here are disgusted with Triumvirs. Cicero studied.
#34. Formiae, April 26, 59. Pompey will be shocked to see his reputation on the tank. Atticus encouraged Cicero to compose. But Cicero cites the constant stream of visitors. These may be annoying but Cicero is clearly not dismissive.
#35. Formiae, April 28,