How important was the Verres trial for Cicero in 70BC?

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How did the trial help his career advancement?
he had proved his eloquences and people wanted him on their side when proposing legislation.
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What did Cicero get *directly* as a result of beating Verres?
The benefits of his praetorian rank, e.g. priority when making speeches in the Senate.
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What did Cicero's unusual trial format show about him?
That he could adapt and was versatile, without compromising his principles.
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What did the fact that he was prosecuting on behalf of the Silicians show?
That Cicero was honest and would keep promises. Standing up for the small guy - Concordia Ordinum.
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What did beating Hortensius mean for Cicero?
He became the best advocate in Rome.
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In what way did Cicero use the trial for the purposes of self-promotion?
He self-published all of the Verrines speeches.
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What did the nature of his case show the people of Rome and how was that beneficial?
That he wanted transparency in government and this improved his electoral prospects.
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What was Cicero labelled as as a result of the trial?
Defender of the Republic.
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