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 (sĭs′ə-rō′), Marcus Tullius 106-43 bc.
Roman statesman, orator, and philosopher. A major figure in the last years of the Republic, he is best known for his orations against Catiline and for his mastery of Latin prose. His later writings introduced Greek philosophy to Rome.

Cic′e·ro′ni·an adj.


n, pl -ros
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a measure for type that is somewhat larger than the pica
[C19: from its first being used in a 15th-century edition of the writings of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 bc), the Roman consul, orator, and writer]


(Biography) Marcus Tullius (ˈmɑːkəs ˈtʌlɪəs). 106–43 bc, Roman consul, orator, and writer. He foiled Catiline's conspiracy (63) and was killed by Mark Antony's agents after he denounced Antony in the Philippics. His writings are regarded as a model of Latin prose. Formerly known in English as: Tully


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1. Marcus Tullius, ( “Tully” ), 106–43 B.C., Roman statesman, orator, and writer.
2. a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. 61,670.
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Noun1.cicero - a linear unit of the size of type slightly larger than an em
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2.Cicero - a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)Cicero - a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)


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