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[4] For he stretched his neck forth from the litter and was slain, being then in his sixty-fourth year.1 Herennius cut off his head, by Antony's command, and his hands—the hands with which he wrote the Philippics. For Cicero himself entitled his speeches against Antony ‘Philippics,’ and to this day the documents are called Philippics.

1 Cicero was murdered on the seventh of December, 43 B.C.

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