I. THE Commentariolum Petitionis is not in the Codex Mediceus of Cicero’s corre- spondence with his brother Quintus, but it appears at the end of the letters to. Commentariolum petitionis IntraText: testo integrale, concordanze e liste di frequenza – The IntraText Commentariolum petitionis: full text, concordances and . Quintus Cicero: A Brief Handbook on Canvassing for Office (Commentariolum Petitionis). W. Jeffrey Tatum. Clarendon Ancient History Series. Includes a new.

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Tyrell-Purser [6] show that at least one other hapax occurs in Quintus, and that some phrases questioned by Eussner have been found in the works of Cicero and Commfntariolum.

It is not my purpose to discuss the authorship of this work; I shall only say that I do not believe it was written by Quintus Cicero.

All Search Options [ view abbreviations ]. I, for one, think that there can be no greater folly than to imagine a man solicitous to serve you whom you don’t know by sight.

On running for the Consulship

XXV A I, Cicero’s case against Caesar. Petitionie demands a knack of remembering names, insinuating manners, constant attendance, liberality, the power of setting a report afloat and creating a hopeful feeling in the state. See also, if possible, that some new scandal is started against your competitors for crime or looseness of life or corruption, such as is in harmony with their characters.

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M. Tullius Cicero, Letters, section 1

I peyitionis heard a man say about certain orators, to whom he had offered his case, “that he had been better pleased with the words of the one who declined, than of the one who accepted. Hide browse bar Your current position in the text is marked in blue. XCIV F 1, 1. They will contribute much to your political position. Nevertheless, I think that I should not omit to mention that he left that court in the first place as needy as some of the jurors were before the trial, commentarioluk in the second place the object of such hatred, that another prosecution against him is called for every day.


Estimate of Cicero’s character. For when a request is made which we cannot grant with honour commentariolim without loss to ourselves, for instance, if a man were to ask pettionis to appear in a suit against a friend, a refusal must be given in a gentlemanly way: As for “constant attendance,” there is no need of laying down any rule, the phrase speaks for itself.

It often happens that people, when they visit a number of candidates, and observe that there is one who above the rest notices these attentions, devote themselves to him; leave off visiting the others; little by little become devoted to one instead of being neutral, and from sham turn out real supporters. That has ever carried with it very great political distinction. But yet the most advantageous thing is to be beloved and pleasant in the eyes of those who are friends on the more regular grounds of petitioniz by blood or marriage, of membership of the same club or of some close tie or other.

Its authenticity has been repeatedly impugned; peitionis arguments against it are cumulatively rather than individually significant, but have not been generally accepted as conclusive.

Robert Morstein-Marx – – Classical Antiquity 17 2: Of such people others in town, and above all your rivals, don’t so much as know the existence: Men of country towns, or from the country, think themselves in the position of friends if we of the city know them by name: Cassius, though by birth of the highest rank, as candidates for the consulship? Henderson [7] pdtitionis many arguments to say that the content of the Commentariolum is anachronistic or faulty:.

It is a point in your favour that you should be thought worthy of this position and rank by the very men to whose position and rank you are wishing to attain.

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Wherefore remember the saying of Epicharmus, “the muscle and bone of wisdom is to believe nothing rashly. Retrieved from ” https: Bronze Age Greek Material Culture: For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us. Tullius Cicero and Q.

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No categories specified categorize this paper. Although you have all the accomplishments within the reach of human genius, experience, or acuteness, yet I thought it only consistent with my affection to set down in writing what occurred to my mind while thinking, as I do, day and night on your canvass, not with the expectation that you would learn anything new from it, but that the considerations on a subject, which appeared to be disconnected and without system, might be brought under one view by a logical arrangement.

Furthermore, carefully remember this, if you have been told or have discovered that a man who has given you his promise is “dressing for the occasion,” as the phrase commentariklum, make as though you had neither heard it nor knew it; if any offers to clear himself to you, because he thinks himself suspected, assert roundly that you have never doubted his sincerity and have ckmmentariolum right to doubt it.

Sign in to annotate. Literary Interests of a Roman Magnate: We must also take care that everyone knows that Cn. Even “new men” who have been praetors I think, unless under great obligations to you, will not like to be surpassed by you in official rank.

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