would like to share with you a piece of classical literature being revived in
the 21st century.
notice that FIEC does not try to convey any sort of political message by
posting this item!
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.
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