Cicero, pro Caelio 25, 28, 30, 44

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Where is this whole text happening? What's it for?
It's at a trial, Cicero's speech
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Who is L. Herennius?
Cicero's opponent in the trial - one of the prosecutors
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Who is Caelius?
The man Cicero is defending
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What does the repetition of the word "multa" suggest?
That Herennius said too much about these things, too far with it - makes Herennius look weak
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What are the 4 things Herennius said much about?
1) Extravagence 2) Passions 3) Youth's Errors 4) Morals
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What does "sicut neminem umquam parens" show or suggest?
It means "as a parent scolded nobody", exaggerating that Herennius's scolding is strange, too much, ridiculous
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What 2 metaphors does Cicero use to help show men who have barely had experience of the wild lifestyle?
1) "...primoribus labris" - edge of their lips 2) "...extremis ... digitis" - tips of their fingers
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Why might Cicero specifically mention becoming "famous" men or "serious" men?
As 'seriousness' was a value highly respected by the Romans, and there may even be famous men in that very trial room
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What tense is "no respondebo"?
"I will not respond" - future
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What does repetition of the word "nulla" suggest?
That Caelius has never in any way been shown to have passions for parties etc.
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Why, in the last line, is perhaps better to use two adjectives "occupatum impeditumque" than one?
Emphasis that Caelius has never been involved in any shape, form or way
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