Saturday, March 16, 2019
Marcus Tullius Cicero :: Ancient Rome Roman History
Marcus Tullius CiceroWe are in bondage to the virtue in order that we may be set free Marcus Tullius Cicero came into philosophic fame during the romish Republic era. At a very young age, Cicero, who came from a modest home, make it his ambition to hold a high governmental position in Rome. Unfortunately, his middle class ancestry restricted his ability in achieving his goals. As a result he sought a military position to gain authority. Cicero proved to be an ineffective soldier, which gradually antedate him to select a career in law. In 63 B.C. he moved up in the Roman oligarchy by acquainting himself with many an(prenominal) politicians who aided him in obtaining the title of consul, the highest Roman office. In three eld an effective rebel occurred against the Republic from the First Triumvirate of Julius Caesar, Pompey and Crassus. They seized control of the Senate and enforced the ideals of the Roman Empire. Cicero was meant to be included because of his influence, but he clung to the old Republic ideals, which lead to his exile, and he was forbidden to take part in politics. During his exile, Cicero furthered his studies in philosophy for a year. Cicero still dreamed of the reincarnation of the old Republic, and wrote about the democracy and on laws. During this time, it is most likely that the above quote was uttered. Philosophy and police force were directly related in Ciceros studies. His studies included his despise of the Roman lifestyle, which consisted of low morals and disrespect for life. This lifestyle built the foundation for the laws that were set to nurture Rome in order. Ciceros quote that in order to be authentically content and limitless to the world, citizens must abide by the laws made by the Senate. We are in bondage to the law... suggests that as a group, the citizens of Rome were slaves to a greater influence, the laws that made Rome an exceptional kingdom. The laws made by the Senate were made to respect and protect th e foundation of Rome and the interests of its people, ...in order that we may be set free. Cicero implies that, if the citizens of Rome follow the laws, they will be able to delay their lives without being looked down upon by the rest of the citizens who follow the laws. In Ciceros semipolitical career, he held an important position in the Senate and was greatly respected.