Wall charts, history and European Identity

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Cicero's Oration against Catiline in the Senate

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Series:

Hoffmann/ Schmidt, Wandbilder zur griechischen und römischen Geschichte und Sage

Timeframe:

Antike

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Schmidt, H.

Publisher:

Pichlers Witwe und Sohn / Wachsmuth, F. E., Wien

Year of publication:

1920

Themes:

European history   

The picture shows the politician and most famous orator of Rome, Cicero (106-43 BC).In the year 63 BC, the senator Lucius Sergius Catilina (aprox. 108-62 BC) tried to seize power. You can see Cicero in the temple of Jupiter delivering his first of four orations against Catiline. Cicero thwarted Catiline's conspiracy and, for the moment, saved the Republic.