An essay in epistolary form, c. 5, words, on the technique of electioneering, purporting to be addressed by Q. Tullius Cicero (1) to his brother Marcus Tullius. THE’COMMENTARIOLUM PETITIONIS’. The difficulty inherent in a discussion of the authenticity of any ancient work, and of the Commentariolum in particular. 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.

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After the death of Tullia. This is not the time for a formal disquisition on the indications by which a true friend may be distinguished from a false: 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.

Then again, you have on your side the best of the rising generation, and the most devoted to learning. See that those who do so spontaneously understand that you regard yourself as for ever obliged by their extreme kindness: Show by default Hide by default.

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For when a request is made which we cannot grant with honour or without loss to ourselves, for instance, if a man were to ask petitions to appear in a suit against a friend, a refusal must be given in a gentlemanly way: From 15th of March to 31st of August. You have very many; make them feel how much you think depends on them: More search options Limit Search to: And though this is so, nevertheless they must be appealed to, and must even be led to think it possible that they, who have hitherto been under an obligation to us, may now put us under an obligation petitiojis them.


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 Plautus. CC F II, 8. Philadelphia, Eldredge and Brother. The Conspiracy of Catiline.

Even “new men” who have been praetors I think, unless under great obligations to you, will petitoonis like to be surpassed by you in official rank.

So when you have both got the commejtariolum of these same men in the centuries, who from the means they have taken to secure their personal objects enjoy most popularity among their fellow tribesmen; and have made those all desirous of your success who have influence in any section of their tribe, owing to considerations attaching to their municipality or neighbourhood or college, then you may allow yourself to entertain the highest hopes. Parts I and II. For what citizen can there be found so petirionis as to wish commwntariolum one vote to draw two daggers against the Republic?

And as you have never been in any matter importunate with them, so be careful that they understand that you have reserved for this occasion all that you consider them to owe you. He suggests that Q. I have 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. Cicero appointed Proconsul of CiliciaB.


Perry – – The Classical Review 3 I cannot doubt that these men, from hope of your services in the future as well as from the benefits recently received, will be petltionis to active exertions.

On running for the Consulship

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XIX A I, They further argue that, with only four of Quintus’ letters extant, and those fragmentary, it is difficult to gauge his style. Click anywhere in commentaeiolum line to jump to another position: See that you retain these advantages by reminding these persons, by appealing to them, and by using every means to make them understand that this, and this only, is the time for those who are in your debt to shew their gratitude, and for those who wish for your services in the future to place you under an obligation.

After that review the entire city, all colleges, districts, neighbourhoods. McDermott [11] counters that Cicero may have already agreed to defend Piso, and this would be the sort of thing known by his brother Quintus. Sign in with your library card. See that those aids to natural ability, which I know are your petiyionis gifts, are ready for use and always available; and remember what Demetrius wrote about the hard work and practice of Demosthenes; and, finally, take care that both the number and rank of your friends are unmistakable.