CICERO - CLODIA - 1st CENTURY BC (Last Century of Republican Rome)

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CICERO: What type of passage is this?
A defence speech for MARCUS CAELIUS RUFUS - a former protege
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CLODIA: What was her reputation?
She was considered "NOTORIOUS" for bad reasons and this is CICERO'S "SPICY PORTRAIT" of her
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CLODIA: What are the two accusations?
1) THE GOLD 2) THE POISON. The GOLD was supposes to have been stolen from her while the poison was procured to be used on her. Anything else is SLANDER not ACCUSATIONS (eg. ADULTERER, LECHER, BRIBER)
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CLODIA: What does CICERO think the AUTHOR of these two charges did involving the FIRST accusation?
1) He needed GOLD 2) He took it from CLODIA without WITNESSES 3) He KEPT IT for as long as he NEEDED IT
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CLODIA: What does CICERO then say then about what the AUTHOR did to do with the SECOND accusation?
He decided to KILL HER with POISON which is a CLEAR PROOF OF A DEEP HATRED that came from being JILTED
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CLODIA: What does CICERO really drill into his speech?
That this trial is only concerned with CLODIA (saying this because its not true as he had a grudge against her brother CLODIUS)
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CLODIA: What does CICERO say would make their conduct INAPPROPRIATE?
If CLODIA doesn't affirm that she LENT the GOLD to MARCUS CAELIUS and if she doesn't accuse him of having PROCURED THE POISON FOR HER because she is a NOTORIOUS and NOBLE woman and it is wrong to name a Roman MATRON (a respectable woman) in court
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CLODIA: What does CICERO say that the accusers would have any means to do if they removed CLODIA from the case?
They would have no means to attack MARCUS CAELIUS - it is only her who wants this
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CLODIA: What does CICERO's mention of his ANIMOSITY between him and CLODIUS suggest?
He says that he would use more VIGOR if it wasn't for the animosity between him and CLODIA's HUSBAND oh no! I MEAN BROTHER! I ALWAYS MAKE THAT MISTAKE - implications of incest
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CLODIA: What does CICERO say isn't wise?
It isn't wise to MAKE AN ENEMY OF A WOMAN especially one who is considered EVERY BODIES FRIEND (she was very popular with the plebeians and the poor)
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CLODIA: What does CICERO ask CLODIA?
What 'TONE' she would like him to adopt when talking to her
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CLODIA: Why does CLODIA "FREQUENT THE SAME GARDEN"?
Because she saw a YOUNG MAN her NEIGHBOUR who was TALL AND HANDSOME and she liked his FACE and EYES and she wanted to SEE HIM MORE
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CLODIA: What does CICERO say that CLODIA wanted with the young man?
He says he wanted to HOLD THAT YOUNG MAN TIGHT WITH YOUR WEALTH because he was still in the power of a STINGY FATHER but he REJECTED her and doesn't think her GIFTS are much
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CLODIA: What does CICERO accuse CLODIA of doing with her garden?
Her garden on the TIBER looked over so she could see the YOUNG PEOPLE BATHE and she could TAKE ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES she would want
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CLODIA: What does CICERO tell the jury to "SUPPOSE"?
That there is a woman who GIVES HERSELF FREELY to EVERYBODY, ALWAYS HAS ANOTHER LOVER, her garden gives her COMPLETE FREEDOM TO THE PLEASURES OF ALL and she compensates with her LARGESSE for the FATHERS and that she is a WIDOW and a SLAVE TO HER APPE
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CLODIA: What was her reputation?

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She was considered "NOTORIOUS" for bad reasons and this is CICERO'S "SPICY PORTRAIT" of her

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CLODIA: What are the two accusations?

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CLODIA: What does CICERO think the AUTHOR of these two charges did involving the FIRST accusation?

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