a bust of Cicero

The brutal beheading of Cicero, last defender of the Roman Republic

In 43 B.C., Mark Antony murdered Cicero, famous for his unparalleled powers of speech, and ushered in the beginnings of the Roman Empire.

Lawyer, Statesman, Philosopher

Cicero is remembered for his strong defense of the values of the Roman Republic and rejection of the tyranny he believed Julius Caesar, and then Mark Antony, embodied. Bust from the Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Photograph by Scala, Florence
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