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Cicero, In Catilinam, 2.7


nanO the hard lot of those, not only of those who govern, but even of those who save the republic. Now, if Lucius Catiline, hemmed in and rendered powerless by my counsels, by my toils, by my dangers, should on a sudden become alarmed, should change his designs, should desert his friends, should abandon his design of making war, should change his path from this course of wickedness and war, and betake himself to flight and exile, he will not be said to have been deprived by me of the arms of his audacity, to have been astounded and terrified by my diligence, to have been driven from his hope and from his enterprise, but, uncondemned and innocent, to have been driven into banishment by the consul by threats and violence; and there will be some who will seek to have him thought not worthless but unfortunate, and be considered not a most active consul, but a most cruel tyrant. [15] I am not unwilling, O Romans, to endure this storm of false and unjust unpopularity as long as the danger of this horrible and nefarious war is warded off from you. Let him be said to be banished by me as long as he goes into banishment; but, believe me, he will not go. I will never ask of the immortal gods, O Romans, for the sake of lightening my own unpopularity, for you to hear that Lucius Catiline is leading an army of enemies, and is hovering about in arms; but yet in three days you will hear it. And I much more fear that it will be objected to me some day or other, that I have let him escape, rather than that I have banished him. But when there are men who say he has been banished because he has gone away, what would these men say if he had been put to death?[16] Although those men who keep saying that Catiline is going to Marseilles do not complain of this so much as they fear it; for there is not one of them so inclined to pity, as not to prefer that he should go to Manlius rather than to Marseilles. But he, if he had never before planned what he is now doing, yet would rather be slain while living as a bandit, than live as an exile; but now, when nothing has happened to him contrary to his own wish and design, — except, indeed, that he has left Rome while we are alive, — let us wish rather that he may go into exile than complain of it.


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1. Cicero, De Lege Agraria, 2.70 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

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

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, In Catilinam, 1.29, 1.33, 2.9, 2.11, 2.17, 2.19, 2.22, 2.24, 2.26 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

8. 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?
9. Cicero, Pro Sulla, 76 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

76. nolite, iudices, arbitrari hominum illum impetum et conatum fuisse—neque enim ulla gens tam barbara aut tam immanis umquam fuit in qua non modo tot, sed unus tam crudelis hostis patriae sit inventus—, beluae quaedam illae ex portentis immanes ac ferae forma formas π hominum indutae exstiterunt. perspicite etiam atque etiam, iudices,—nihil enim est quod in hac causa dici possit possit π b χς : posset cett. vehementius— penitus introspicite Catilinae, Autroni, Cethegi, Lentuli ceterorumque mentis; quas vos in his libidines, quae flagitia, quas turpitudines, quantas audacias, quam incredibilis furores, quas notas facinorum, quae indicia parricidiorum, quantos acervos scelerum facinorum ... scelerum T : scelerum ... facinorum cett. reperietis! ex magnis et diuturnis et iam desperatis rei publicae morbis ista repente vis erupit, ut ea confecta et eiecta convalescere aliquando et sanari civitas posset posset k, Ernesti : possit cett. ; neque enim est quisquam qui arbitretur illis inclusis in re publica pestibus diutius haec haec hoc imperium c2 stare potuisse. itaque eos non ad perficiendum scelus, sed ad luendas rei publicae poenas Furiae quaedam incitaverunt.
10. Horace, Letters, 2.1.243-2.1.244 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

11. Vitruvius Pollio, On Architecture, 6.1.3-6.1.8, 6.1.10-6.1.11 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)



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aemilius scaurus, m., violent imagery of Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 106
antony, as gladiator Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
architect-autocrat relationship Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
body, and character Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
body, cultivation of Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
body Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
catilinelucius sergius catilina Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
ciceromarcus tullius cicero Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
clodius pulcher, p., accused of parricide Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 106
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
dinocrates macedonian architect Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
disease, late-republican imagery of Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 32
emperor and architect, relational paradigm Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
ethics, of architect Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
exercitatio Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
forma Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
gladiators Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
industria Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
limbs, broken Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 32
medical imagery, violence as medicine Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 49
nature, capricious Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
parricide (parricida, parricidium), in republican political invective Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 106
pinarius natta, l. Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 106
purges Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 32, 49
representation, of ruler Oksanish, Vitruvian Man: Rome Under Construction (2019) 174
sergius catilina, l. (catiline), as pestilence and disease Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 32
speech against antius, tribunate as medicine Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 49
speech against antius Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 32
surgery' Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 32
tullius cicero, m. (cicero), attacks on catiline as disease Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 32
tullius cicero, m. (cicero), attacks on catiline as parricide Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 106
tullius cicero, m. (cicero), attacks on clodius as disease Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 49
tullius cicero, m. (cicero), attacks on clodius as parricide Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 106
tullius cicero, m. (cicero), defense of sestius tribunate as healing Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 49
tullius cicero, m. (cicero), disease imagery (in general) Walters, Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome (2020) 32