"[...]he had done so then, so deep had been his grief, and so great the importance of the occasion;5 and he at once informs his friend of the decision of the Bench, and of the ground on which it was based. "If he who declares that he dedicated the ground had not been appointed to that business by the people, nor had been expressly commanded by the ...
"[...]he had done so then, so deep had been his grief, and so great the importance of the occasion;5 and he at once informs his friend of the decision of the Bench, and of the ground on which it was based. "If he who declares that he dedicated the ground had not been appointed to that business by the people, nor had been expressly commanded by the people to do it, then that spot of ground can be restored without any breach of religion." Cicero asserts that he was at once congratulated on having gained his cause, the world knowing very well that no such authority had been conferred on Clodius. In the present mood of Rome, all the priests, with the nineteen Consulares, were no doubt willing that Cicero[...]."
New. Hardcover reprint of the original 1880 edition, Volume 1-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: The Life Of Cicero, Volume 1. Trollope, Anthony. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: The Life Of Cicero, Volume 1. Trollope, Anthony. London: Chapman And Hall, 1880. Subject: Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
I have looked for Trollope's Life of Cicero for years. Russell Kirk refers to it in the bibliography of his Roots of American Order. I have found it to be an excellent and sympathetic survey of Cicero's life, opinions, and literary style. It is also filled with comments by Trollope on his own times. For example, in this passage he is referring ot Cicero's honesty in the midst of an aristocracy which was far from it, "The practice then was much as it is now. A gentleman in our days is supposed to have his hands clean; but there has got abroad among us a feeling that, only let a man rise high enough, soil will not even stick to him. To rob is base; but if you rob enough, robbery wil become heroism, or, at any rate magnificence." The Roman example he had in mind was Julius Caesar. Caesar was so unsrupulous as to be lauded for it; Cicero was criticized for being over scrupulous. Anyway, the book is an enjoyable and informative read. We should expect this from one who is also a great and prolific novelest.
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