Essays Tagged: "Verres"

'What does Cicero's Speech Against Verres 1 reveal about Roman justice'

Ancient History Preliminary Course Assessment Task'What does Cicero's Speech Against Verres 1 reveal about Roman justice, the reputation of the Roman Senate, and the bribery and corrupt ... ion of Roman (and provincial) magistrates?'By Nicolas GroveCicero's opening speech in the 'Trial of Verres' is focused on the failings of Gaius Verres as he rose up in the Roman political system to th ... urt system in order to be acquitted and avoid a legitimate trial. Cicero doesn't attempt to portray Verres' situation as unique, and states that these acts of corruption and provincial malpractice are ...

(5 pages) 14 0 5.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

What does the 'Trial of Verres' reveal about provincial malpractice and corruption in the Roman Courts.

Cicero's opening speech in the 'Trial of Verres' is focused on the failings of Gaius Verres as he rose up in the Roman political system to th ... urt system in order to be acquitted and avoid a legitimate trial. Cicero doesn't attempt to portray Verres' situation as unique, and states that these acts of corruption and provincial malpractice are ... l malpractice are rampant throughout the Roman political system. Cicero systematically goes through Verres' misdoings in each of his positions, from abandoning his governor as a Quaestor, through to p ...

(5 pages) 23 0 4.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

In the period of 70 to 50 BC, how important was it for Cicero to align himself with Pompey? (30 Marks)

. In order to pursue his career he needed a driving force, such as Pompey.Through the trial against Verres, Cicero came into close contact with Pompey for the first time and his success allowed him to ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies