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Life of Cicero.
1 See p. 473, below (note on p. 248, l. 13).
2 That is, digressions on general subjects which would fit any particular oration when a point of the kind arose.
3 For the Latin period, see p. xlvi.
4 A little fragment of one of his speeches became classic at Rome and used to be learned by heart. " Wretched man that I am! Whither shall I go ? In what direction shall I turn? To the Capitol? But it is reeking with the blood of my brother. To my home? To see there my mother crushed with grief and lamentation?"—"These words," says Cicero, "were delivered in such a way, by the help of eyes, voice, and gesture, that even his enemies could not restrain their tears."
5 See p. xiv.
6 Cicero's testimony, as summed up by Piderit.
7 This Asiatic oratory was the decayed development of the highly ornamented style cultivated by Isocrates (B.C. 436-338).
8 Brutus, xcv, 326.
9 Born May 28, B.C. 82; died before B.C. 47.
10 Brutus, lxxxii, 284.
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