2004
Volume 50, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0165-8204
  • E-ISSN: 2667-1573

Abstract

Summary

The approach Cicero takes in his defence of Sextus Roscius forces him to discuss recent political events, above all the proscriptions and Sulla’s position as dictator. This is a deliberate choice by Cicero, which does not prevent him from constructing an effective defence but allows him to combine that defence with the articulation of a vision for the Sullan . This vision does not conflict with any of Sulla’s acts, but allows Cicero to argue that more work needs to be done to secure Sulla’s achievement and to suggest that he, despite his youth and lack of experience, can be part of the towards which he and the jurors should work.

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