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The Roman politician, orator, writer and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) studied rhetoric, jurisprudence and philosophy. He acquired extensive knowledge of Greek and Roman literature and history. He soon became a famous orator and lawyer. His works are regarded as a model of accomplished "golden" Latinity, the designation for the literary epoch of the period from ca. 60 BC to AD 40, in which Roman poetry and prose reached the highest level of perfection in terms of content and language as well as form. Among others, the Roman historian Tacitus (55-120) was inspired by his style. He was honoured by the Senate with the title "pater patriae" (father of the fatherland) for putting down the conspiracy of Catilina (108-62 BC) and thereby temporarily saving the Republic.

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