Wednesday, 26 November 2014

U.S. SENATOR ADAPTS CICERO SPEECH FOR SENATE


Secondly, we would like to share with you a piece of classical literature being revived in the 21st century.

Please notice that FIEC does not try to convey any sort of political message by posting this item!

 
On Thursday, the twentieth of November, US Senator Ted Cruz held a speech in the Senate criticizing President Obama. What makes this seemingly ordinary matter interesting is the fact that Cruz used Cicero´s first oration against Catiline as a model and, indeed, adhered to the original to a relatively high degree.

 
Please see for yourself if you deem the Senator´s adaptation worthy of Cicero´s probably best known political work. Following the link, you will find a visual as well as a written version of the speech, the latter one displaying all changes made by Cruz.

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