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Cicero, In Pisonem, 18


nanO ye immortal gods! Do you, do you, — you two whirlpools and rocks which endanger the republic — do you seek to disparage my fortune? to extol your own? when concerning me in my absence such resolutions of the senate were passed, such speeches were delivered, such agitation pervaded all the municipal towns and colonies, such votes were passed by all the farmers of the revenue, by all the different guilds, by all ranks and classes of the citizens, as I should not only never have dared to hope for, but as I could not possibly hare dreamt of; and while you, on the other hand, have met with the everlasting brand of the deepest infamy. [42] Should I, if I were to see you and Gabinius both nailed to a cross, feel greater rejoicing at the laceration of your bodies, than I do at the tearing to pieces of your reputations? Surely not: for there is no punishment imaginable, which, owing to some accident or other, even virtuous and brave men may not have inflicted on them. And this is what even your Greek followers of pleasure say; men whom I wish you would listen to in the spirit in which they deserve to be listened to; you would never have immersed yourself in such a vortex of wickedness. But you listen to them in brothels, in scenes of adultery, in reveling and drunkenness. But they themselves those very men who define evil by pain, and good by pleasure say that the wise man even if he were shut up in Phalaris's bull and roasted by fire being placed under him would still say that it was pleasant and would not allow himself to be moved the least from his assertion. They insist upon it that the power of virtue is so great that it is absolutely impossible for a virtuous man ever to be otherwise than happy. [43] What then is punishment? what is chastisement? A thing which in my opinion, can happen to no one unless he is guilty; it is dishonesty undertaken; it is a mind hampered and overwhelmed by conscience; it is the hatred of all virtuous men; it is the deserved brand of the senate; it is the loss of dignity.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Cicero, Brutus, 158 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2. Cicero, Brutus, 158 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

158. pergamus ergo, inquam, ad reliqua et institutum ordinem persequamur. Paratus igitur veniebat Crassus, exspectabatur, audiebatur; a principio statim, quod erat apud eum semper accuratum, exspectatione dignus videbatur. Non multa iactatio corporis, non inclinatio vocis, nulla inambulatio, non crebra supplosio pedis; vehemens vehemens interdum et irata Campe et interdum irata eL plena iusti doloris oratio, multae et cum gravitate facetiae; quodque difficile est, idem et perornatus et perbrevis; iam in altercando invenit parem neminem.
3. Cicero, De Domo Sua, 140-141, 139 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

139. dum necesse erat resque ipsa cogebat, unus omnia poterat potuerat A ; qui postea quam magistratus creavit legesque constituit, sua cuique procuratio auctoritasque est restituta. quam si retinere volunt volent Richter ei qui reciperarunt in perpetuum poterunt obtinere; sin has caedis et rapinas et hos tantos tamque profusos sumptus aut facient aut approbabunt — nolo in eos gravius quicquam ne ominis ominis Manutius : hominis codd. quidem causa dicere, unum hoc dico: nostri isti nobiles nisi vigilantes et boni et fortes et misericordes erunt, eis hominibus in quibus haec erunt ornamenta sua concedant necesse est.
4. Cicero, In Pisonem, 13, 22, 1 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5. Cicero, Post Reditum In Senatu, 17, 11 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

11. quis enim ullam ullius boni spem haberet in eo cuius primum tempus aetatis palam fuisset ad omnis omnes P rell. praeter ε e (omnium) libidines divulgatum? qui ne a sanctissima quidem parte corporis potuisset hominum impuram intemperantiam propulsare? qui cum suam rem non minus strenue quam postea publicam confecisset, egestatem et luxuriem luxuriam Hbks ( verr. v, § 80) domestico lenocinio sustentavit? qui nisi in aram tribunatus confugisset, neque vim praetoris nec multitudinem creditorum nec bonorum proscriptionem effugere potuisset? qui qui codd. praeter ε e (quo) in magistratu nisi rogationem de piratico bello tulisset, profecto egestate et improbitate coactus piraticam ipse fecisset, ac minore quidem cum rei publicae detrimento quam quod quam quo com. Garat. intra moenia nefarius hostis praedoque versatus est? quo inspectante ac sedente legem tribunus plebis tulit ne auspiciis obtemperaretur, ne obnuntiare concilio aut comitiis, ne legi intercedere liceret, ut lex Aelia et Fufia ne valeret, quae nostri maiores certissima subsidia rei publicae contra tribunicios furores esse voluerunt?
6. Cicero, Pro Sestio, 66, 17 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

7. Catullus, Poems, 37.1-37.2 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

8. Horace, Odes, 3.29.14 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

9. Livy, History, 8.9.4, 9.46.6, 10.28.14, 31.9.9, 36.2.3-36.2.5, 41.21.11, 42.28.9 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

10. Martial, Epigrams, 3.48 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

11. Martial, Epigrams, 3.48 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

12. Pliny The Elder, Natural History, 28.11 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

13. Seneca The Younger, De Clementia, 1.19.7 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

14. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 18.7, 100.6 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

15. Suetonius, Claudius, 22 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

16. Valerius Maximus, Memorable Deeds And Sayings, 4.1.10 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)



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cicero Gordon, The Invention and Gendering of Epicurus (2012) 169; Papaioannou et al., Rhetoric and Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome (2021) 145; Papaioannou, Serafim and Demetriou, Rhetoric and Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome (2021) 145
cleopatra Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 83
compita (crossroads) Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 83
crossroads (compita) Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 83
eloquentia popularis Papaioannou et al., Rhetoric and Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome (2021) 145; Papaioannou, Serafim and Demetriou, Rhetoric and Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome (2021) 145
epicureans, and wine Gordon, The Invention and Gendering of Epicurus (2012) 169
festivals Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 83
gabinius Gordon, The Invention and Gendering of Epicurus (2012) 169
greeks in rome Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 83
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maecenas, and horace Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 83
nighttime movement Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 83
performance Papaioannou et al., Rhetoric and Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome (2021) 145; Papaioannou, Serafim and Demetriou, Rhetoric and Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome (2021) 145
piso, lucius calpurnius Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 83
piso (l. calpurnius piso caesonius), gait of Gordon, The Invention and Gendering of Epicurus (2012) 169
piso (l. calpurnius piso caesonius), manly appearance of Gordon, The Invention and Gendering of Epicurus (2012) 169
praeire Papaioannou et al., Rhetoric and Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome (2021) 145; Papaioannou, Serafim and Demetriou, Rhetoric and Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome (2021) 145
prayer Papaioannou et al., Rhetoric and Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome (2021) 145; Papaioannou, Serafim and Demetriou, Rhetoric and Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome (2021) 145
private lives Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 83
religions, roman, festivals' Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 83