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Cicero, De Lege Agraria, 2.70


nanFor there are two kinds of lands concerned, O Romans, in this purchase of the decemvirs. One of them the owners avoid on account of its unpopularity; the other on account of its miserable condition. The land seized and distributed by Sulla, and extended as far as possible by particular individuals, has so much unpopularity attached to it, that it cannot bear the rustle of a genuine fearless tribune of the people. All this land, at whatever price it is purchased, will be returned to you at a great price. There is another sort of lands — uncultivated on account of their barrenness, desolate and deserted on account of the unhealthiness of the situation — which will be bought of those men, who see that they must abandon them if they do not sell them. And in truth, that is what was said by this tribune of the people in the senate, — that the common people of the city had too much influence in the republic; that it must be drained off. For this is the expression which he used; as if he were speaking of some sewer, and not of a class of excellent citizens. 27.


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1. Cicero, On The Nature of The Gods, 2.151 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2.151. Moreover men's industry, that is to say the work of their hands, porticus us also our food in variety and abundance. It is the hand that gathers the divers products of the fields, whether to be consumed immediately or to be stored in repositories for the days to come; and our diet also includes flesh, fish and fowl, obtained partly by the chase and partly by breeding. We also tame the four-footed animals to carry us on their backs, their swiftness and strength bestowing strength and swiftness upon ourselves. We cause certain beasts to bear our burdens or to carry a yoke, we divert to our service the marvellously acute senses of elephants and the keen scent of hounds; we collect from the caves of the earth the iron which we need for tilling the land, we discover the deeply hidden veins of copper, silver and gold which serve us both for use and for adornment; we cut up a multitude of trees both wild and cultivated for timber which we employ partly by setting fire to it to warm our busy and cook our food, partly for building so as to shelter ourselves with houses and banish heat and cold.
2. Cicero, De Oratore, 3.164 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3.164. Nolo dici morte Africani "castratam" esse rem publicam, nolo "stercus curiae" dici Glauciam; quamvis sit simile, tamen est in utroque deformis cogitatio similitudinis; nolo esse aut maius, quam res postulet: "tempestas comissationis"; aut minus: "comissatio tempestatis"; nolo esse verbum angustius id, quod translatum sit, quam fuisset illud proprium ac suum: quidnam est, obsecro? Quid te adirier abnutas? melius esset vetas, prohibes, absterres; quoniam ille dixerat: ilico istic, ne contagio mea bonis umbrave obsit
3. Cicero, Republic, 2.4 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2.4. Hoc cum omnes adprobavissent, Quod habemus, inquit, institutae rei publicae tam clarum ac tam omnibus notum exordium quam huius urbis condendae principium profectum a Romulo? qui patre Marte natus (concedamus enim famae hominum, praesertim non inveteratae solum, sed etiam sapienter a maioribus proditae, bene meriti de rebus communibus ut genere etiam putarentur, non solum ingenio esse divino)—is igitur, ut natus sit, cum Remo fratre dicitur ab Amulio, rege Albano, ob labefactandi regni timorem ad Tiberim exponi iussus esse; quo in loco cum esset silvestris beluae sustentatus uberibus pastoresque eum sustulissent et in agresti cultu laboreque aluissent, perhibetur, ut adoleverit, et corporis viribus et animi ferocitate tantum ceteris praestitisse, ut omnes, qui tum eos agros, ubi hodie est haec urbs, incolebant, aequo animo illi libenterque parerent. Quorum copiis cum se ducem praebuisset, ut iam a fabulis ad facta veniamus, oppressisse Longam Albam, validam urbem et potentem temporibus illis, Amuliumque regem interemisse fertur.
4. Cicero, Letters, 1.19.4 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5. Cicero, Letters, 1.19.4 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

6. Cicero, Letters, 1.19.4 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

7. Cicero, Letters, 1.19.4 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

8. Cicero, In Catilinam, 2.7 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

9. Cicero, Pro Flacco, 18 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

18. videndum est, sintne haec testimonia putanda. adulescens bonus, honesto loco natus, disertus cum maximo ornatissimoque comitatu venit in oppidum Graecorum, postulat contionem, locupletis homines et gravis ne sibi adversentur testimoni denuntiatione deterret, egentis et levis spe largitionis et viatico publico, privata etiam benignitate prolectat. opifices et tabernarios atque illam omnem faecem civitatum quid est negoti concitare, in eum praesertim qui nuper summo cum imperio fuerit, summo autem in amore esse propter ipsum imperi nomen non potuerit?
10. Cicero, Pro S. Roscio Amerino, 39 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

11. Cicero, Tusculan Disputations, 1.69, 2.13 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.69. a)nti/xqona, anti x oona V (l ant chona V 2 mg. )B antixoona GRHK c (axi na K 1 ) ceteras partis incultas, quod aut frigore rigeant aut urantur calore; hic autem, ubi habitamus, non intermittit suo tempore Caelu/m Enn. Eum. 151 nitescere, a/rbores fronde/scere, Vite/s laetificae laetificare RK (laet- ex loet. c ) H pa/mpinis pube/scere, Rami/ bacarum ube/rtate incurve/scere, bacarum ... incurviscere Non. 122, 18 Segete/s largiri fru/ges, florere o/mnia, Fonte/s scatere, scatescere K herbis pra/ta convesti/rier, tum multitudinem pecudum partim ad vescendum, partim ad cultus agrorum, partim ad vehendum, partim ad corpora vestienda, hominemque ipsum quasi contemplatorem caeli ac deorum a cdeorum ( c add. V c )V deorum eorum c. X (que post eorum add. K 2 V 2 ) eorum del. Bouhier ac dei utilitatibusque hominis agros H cultorem atque ho- 2.13. Nullum vero id quidem argumentum est. nam ut agri non omnes frugiferi sunt qui coluntur, falsumque illud Acci: Accius Atr. 234 Accii Probae Mur. acimprobe RK (acĭ pbe) acinprobe GV Probae falsumque ... probae om. H e/tsi in segetem su/nt deteriore/m datae Fruge/s, tamen ipsae ipse KR sua/pte natura natura alt. a in r. G 1 nature nitent K 1 e/nitent, sic animi non omnes culti fructum cultum fructi R 1 ferunt. atque, ut ut add. G 1 in eodem simili verser, ut ager quamvis fertilis sine cultura fructuosus esse non potest, sic sine doctrina animus; ita est utraque res sine altera debilis. cultura autem animi philosophia est; haec extrahit vitia radicitus et praeparat properat K 1 animos ad satus accipiendos eaque mandat mandat s mundat X is et, ut ita dicam, serit, quae adulta fructus uberrimos ferant. nam... 16 ferant H Agamus igitur, ut coepimus. dic, si vis, de quo disputari velis.
12. Sallust, Catiline, 4.1 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
ager (field or region) Nelsestuen, Varro the Agronomist: Political Philosophy, Satire, and Agriculture in the Late Republic (2015) 67
agri cultura, linguistic form of Nelsestuen, Varro the Agronomist: Political Philosophy, Satire, and Agriculture in the Late Republic (2015) 67
agricola (farmer) Nelsestuen, Varro the Agronomist: Political Philosophy, Satire, and Agriculture in the Late Republic (2015) 67
aristotle Nelsestuen, Varro the Agronomist: Political Philosophy, Satire, and Agriculture in the Late Republic (2015) 67
brutus, marcus Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 165
caesar, c. julius, as author Nelsestuen, Varro the Agronomist: Political Philosophy, Satire, and Agriculture in the Late Republic (2015) 67
catilinarian conspiracy Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 165
cato, m. porcius, as author of de agri cultura Nelsestuen, Varro the Agronomist: Political Philosophy, Satire, and Agriculture in the Late Republic (2015) 67
cicero, m. tullius, use of agricultural vocabulary in Nelsestuen, Varro the Agronomist: Political Philosophy, Satire, and Agriculture in the Late Republic (2015) 67
clodius pulcher, p., ciceros attacks in pro sestio Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 49
clodius pulcher, p., dead body displayed Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 49
colere (to tend or to inhabit) Nelsestuen, Varro the Agronomist: Political Philosophy, Satire, and Agriculture in the Late Republic (2015) 67
countryside, ancestral homes in Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 165
crowds Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 165
de re publica (cicero) Nelsestuen, Varro the Agronomist: Political Philosophy, Satire, and Agriculture in the Late Republic (2015) 67
flow Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 165
greeks in rome Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 165
immigration Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 165
italy, roman perception of Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 165
medical imagery, violence as medicine Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 49
movement in the city, during civil unrest' Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 165
movement in the city Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 165
purges Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 49
speech against antius, tribunate as medicine Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 49
syria Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 165
tullius cicero, m. (cicero), attacks on clodius as disease Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 49
tullius cicero, m. (cicero), defense of sestius tribunate as healing Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 49