cicero philippics 2 translation
In a very full senate held on the first of January, while your uncle was present, you dared to say that this was your reason for hatred of Dolabella, that you had ascertained that he had committed adultery with your cousin and your wife. If they are false, why are they ratified? Mark now, O conscript fathers, the rest of his life, which I will touch upon rapidly. Do you, then, shut me up with the other leaders in the partnership in this design, as in the Trojan horse? Ought I not to complain of the ruin of the republic, lest I should appear ungrateful towards you? For there can not be more than three or four left. The Philippics form the climax of Ciceroâs rhetorical achievement and political activity. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. When, therefore, this fellow had begun to wallow in the treasures of that great man, he began to exult like a buffoon in a play, who has lately been a beggar, and has become suddenly rich. a man whom I admired for having performed that action, rather than ever expected that he would perform it; and I admired him on this account, that he was unmindful of the personal kindnesses which he had received, but mindful of his country. He was forced to live like a robber, having nothing beyond what he could plunder from others. 2 | Cic. That defect then has arisen, which you on the first of January had already foreseen would arise, and which you had predicted so long before. What men are so clownish as not, when they have once beheld them, to think that they have reaped the greatest enjoyment that life can give? For what did I determine, what did I contrive, what did I do, that was not determined, contrived, or done, by the counsel and authority and in accordance with the sentiments of this order? ©2000-2020 ITHAKA. Either, O Antonius, that cause ought never to have been undertaken, or when you had undertaken it, it should have been maintained to the end. 102XL. For he had finished the business before any one could suspect that he was going to do it. And besides these instances, this man has seized on much other property belonging to men wholly unconnected with him, to the exclusion of the legitimate heirs, as if he himself were the heir. Cicero translated by C. D. Yonge « Cic. Let us proceed to his more splendid offences. CÃ¦sar had this peculiar characteristic; whoever he knew to be utterly ruined by debt, and needy, even if he knew him also to be an audacious and worthless man, he willingly admitted him to his intimacy. For at that time every man had possession of his own house; and you had no house anywhere, O Antonius. Lately, too, a document has been posted up by which the most wealthy cities of the Cretans are released from tribute; and by which it is ordained that after the expiration of the consulship of Marcus Brutus, Crete shall cease to be a province. But with what violence did that glutton immediately proceed to take possession of the property of that man, to whose valour it had been owing that the Roman people had been more terrible to foreign nations, while his justice had made it dearer to them. 37XV. How miserable is it not to be able to deny a fact which it is disgraceful to confess! In § 104, Cicero focuses on boozing and gambling, including the emetic consequences of over-indulgence. What council did you consult? 10However, what was the object of your addressing these entreaties to me, if the man for whom you were entreating was already restored by a law of CÃ¦sarâs? 66But, as some poet or other says,â, âIll gotten gain comes quickly to an end.â. Key Concepts: Terms in this set (47) visne igitur te inspiciamus a puero? Having for many years aimed at being a king, he had with great labour, and much personal danger, accomplished what he intended. I will not treat him as a consul, for he did not treat me as a man of consular rank; and although he in no respect deserves to be considered a consul, whether we regard his way of life, or his principle of governing the republic, or the manner in which he was elected, I am beyond all dispute a man of consular rank. You went rapidly, you returned rapidly in order that we might see that, if you were not brave, you were at least active. 67What Charybdis was ever so voracious? illud tamen audaciae tuae quod sedisti in quattuordecim ordinibus, cum esset lege Roscia decoctoribus certus locus constitutus, quamvis quis fortunae vitio, non suo decoxisset. Although it was fear that was then making you a good citizen, which is never a lasting teacher of duty; your own audacity, which never departs from you as long as you are free from fear, has made you a worthless one. I have no objection; I even thank you for doing so, with whatever intent you do it. Did you, who were his sisterâs son, ever once consult him on the affairs of the republic? They were called "Philippicae" (or "Philippics") by Cicero, firstly as a joke, in imitation of the speeches delivered by the celebrated Fourth Century Athenian orator Demosthenes against King Philip II of Macedon. Philippic 2 was a weapon in that war. The other, when I advised him not to permit him to be considered as a candidate for the consulship when he was absent. As then Jupiter, and Mars, and Quirinus have priests, so Marcus Antonius is the priest of the god Julius. Although even at that time, when they thought you an excellent man, though I indeed differed from that opinion, you behaved with the greatest wickedness while presiding at the funeral of the tyrant, if that ought to be called a funeral. It ultimately led to â¦ what cause did he give for his own most frantic resolution and action, except that the power of interposition by the veto had been disregarded, the privileges of the tribunes taken away, and Antoniusâs rights abridged by the senate? You have said that Publius Clodius was slain by my contrivance. It was a great kindness! For one must not demand prudence from a man who is never sober. Why has the senate been surrounded with a belt of armed men? He whose quÃ¦stor you had been when general, whose master of the horse when he was dictator, to whom you had been the chief cause of war, the chief instigator of cruelty, the sharer of his plunder, his son, as you yourself said, by inheritance, proceeded against you for the money which you owed for the house and gardens, and for the other property which you had bought at that sale. Why, you who had bought their property. However, we will say no more of what is past. Was it possible for there really to be a decree of CÃ¦sarâs exempting Crete after the departure of Marcus Brutus, when Brutus had no connexion whatever with Crete while CÃ¦sar was alive? But, however, we have said too much about trifles. In whose honour? The spendthrift was embarrassed. a man whom I should not have ventured even to advise. But after you had been produced in the assembly by one of the tribunes of the people, and had replied that you had come on your own private business, you made even the people full of jokes against you. 70But how constantly does he harp on the expression âthe consul Antonius!â This amounts to say âthat most debauched consul,â âthat most worthless of men, the consul.â For what else is Antonius? Everything, in short, which we have seen since that time, (and what misfortune is there that we have not seen?) There is a groan over the whole forum. For the detection and arrest of the guilty parties was my work, their punishment was the work of the senate. XXXIII. This reiteration never happened; and hence Dolabella’s suffect consulship was technically speaking marred by a religious flaw in the electoral proceedings that would need to be referred to... Cicero is winding down the discussion of Antony’s augural objections to the consulship of Dolabella. âWhat, does Caius CÃ¦sar demand money of me? Of handwriting indeed you have a lucrative knowledge. The freedom of the city was also being given now not to single persons only, but to whole provinces. Why are not the folding-doors of the temple of Concord open? It is not so much a proof of audacity to advance these statements so impudently, as of utter want of sense to be unable to see their contradictory nature. In § 47 Cicero announced that he intends to treat the portion of Antony’s biography that falls in-between his depravities as a teenager and the role he played in the civil war cursorily:ad haec enim quae in civili bello, in maximis rei publicae miseriis fecit, et ad ea quae cotidie facit, festinat animus.Barely three paragraphs later, we reach this moment. But, however, all this has nothing to do with the present occasion. For you thought the camp the only refuge on earth for indigence, and debt, and profligacy,âfor all men, in short, who were in a state of utter ruin. Conceived as Ciceroâs response to a verbal attack from Antony in the Senate, Philippic 2 is a rhetorical firework that ranges from abusive references to Antonyâs supposedly sordid sex life to a sustained critique of what Cicero saw as Antonyâs tyrannical ambitions. For it is from his wickedness that you will find that the beginning of all these evils has arisen. And what posterity will be ever so forgetful, what literature will ever be found so ungrateful, as not to cherish their glory with undying recollection? 32What is the matter? Full annotations explain the speeches in terms of linguistic, literary and historical issues (vol. What have you to oppose to me, O you eloquent man, as you seem at least to Mustela Tamisius, and to Tiro Numisius? Are you not ashamed to dwell so long in that house? What more? Although formerly these lands of Campania and Leontini were considered part of the patrimony of the Roman people, and were productive of great revenue, and very fertile. And his fate indeed awaits you, as it also awaited Caius Curio; since that is now in your house which was fatal to each of them. You then, being admirably recommended to him by these circumstances, were ordered to be appointed consul, and that too as his own colleague. 57Then in this same tribuneship, when CÃ¦sar while on his way into Spain had given him Italy to trample on, what journeys did he make in every direction! 77XXXI. At head of title: Cicero Latin and English on opposite pages LC copy replaced by â¦ Men follow you in battle array with drawn swords; we see whole litters full of shields borne along. However, an inquiry was instituted. In March 45, Antony left Narbo in Southern Gaul for a surprise visit to Rome that caused some consternation in the city, not least because the reasons for his arrival in the capital remained unclear. For what expression is there in those letters which is not full of humanity and service and benevolence? To what destiny of mine, O conscript fathers, shall I say that it is owing, that none for the last twenty years has been an enemy to the republic without at the same time declaring war against me? But recollect, I pray you, how that clever man convicted me of being an accomplice in the business. Cicero ponders various possibilities he rejects (for instance: Antony just found one abandoned on the roadside…) and argues for premeditation and... Cicero continues to dwell on Antony’s attempt to crown Caesar king — acting on his perverse desire to enslave himself, together with everyone else. XXVII. He restored Licinius Lenticula, a man who had been condemned for gambling, and who was a fellow-gamester of his own. or what does it signify whether I wished it to be done, or rejoice that it has been done? No lawyer, therefore, not even he who is your lawyer and yours alone, and by whose advice you do all these things, will say that anything is due to you by virtue of that bond for those things which had been recovered before that bond was executed. If this had happened to you at supper amid those vast drinking cups of yours, who would not have thought it scandalous? 8Let this be a proof of your utter ignorance of courtesy. And all these measures were owing to you. Phil. This transitional section (§§ 42-43) helps to set up the second main part of the speech, which begins here in § 44: it features... At the end of the previous paragraph, we left Antony seemingly safely ‘married’ to a contemporary of his, young Curio, who is said to have transformed the scoundrel from a disreputable prostitute into a honourable wife. His attack is three-pronged: a brief reference back to the close shave he had at Capua with disgruntled locals treated at the end of the previous paragraph; dissolute living to the point of self-harm; and dissolute squandering of public patrimony on undeserving mates, thus inflicting harm on everyone else and the commonwealth as such. Do you recollect that, while you were still clad in the prÃ¦texta, you became a bankrupt? Therefore, to-day I will make him understand with what great kindness he was then treated by me. why were provinces given to Brutus and Cassius? It is impossible but that, were you ever so drunk and frantic,âas in truth you are,âwhen the recollection of the appearance of that illustrious man comes across you, you should be roused from sleep by your fears, and often stirred up to madness if awake. For what had that house ever beheld except what was modest, except what proceeded from the purest principles and from the most virtuous practice? Caesar’s religious identity was above all a political matter: whereas the senatorial oligarchy resisted any attempt to elevate Caesar to the level of a god, followers of Caesar had good reasons to push him skywards, not least once it became apparent that such a move was very much in tune with popular feelings. 71XXIX. In... After his victory in the civil war, Caesar, while nominally upholding republican traditions, effectively exercised autocratic powers and could determine whom to reward when with what position in the state. Cicero: Philippic II 44â50 & 78â92. But from the point of view ofPhilippic2, these musings are past counterfactuals. After some time he at last went into Spain; but, as he says, he could not arrive there in safety. The tribune of the people was borne along in a chariot, lictors crowned with laurel preceded him; among whom, on an open litter, was carried an actress; whom honourable men, citizens of the different municipalities, coming out from their towns under compulsion to meet him, saluted not by the name by which she was well known on the stage, but by that of Volumnia. For what is the difference between a man who has advised an action, and one who has approved of it? For I have received more than twenty millions of sesterces in inheritances. The paragraph falls into two halves. Oh the incredible audacity! 61XXV. The authority of this order is overthrown; it is Antonius who has overthrown it. And do you dare taunt me with the name of that man whose friend you admit that I was, and whose assassin you confess yourself? a body which has borne its testimony in favour of many most illustrious citizens that they governed the republic well, but in favour of me alone, of all men, that I preserved it. To understand his lines of attack, we need to come to terms with some technicalities of Rome’s civic religion. You came from Gaul to stand for the quÃ¦storship. Manuwald, Gesine Cicero, "Philippics" 3-9 Edited with Introduction, Translation and Commentary. I should sooner say that some men had boasted in order to appear to have been concerned in that conspiracy, though they had in reality known nothing of it, than that any one who had been an accomplice in it could have wished to be concealed. I imagine that terror and arms got the mastery. what was the first of June that you waited for? Since OCR invites us to parachute right into the middle ofPhilippic2, here is a quick orientation of where exactly in the text we are when we reach § 44: after his opening statement (§§ 1-2) and his rebuttal of Antony’s attack on him (§§ 3-41), Cicero spends the following two paragraphs inveighing against his adversary’s skills as a public speaker, with particular reference to Antony’s oratorical efforts in the period immediately after Caesar’s assassination. At which time, indeed, if, as I have said before, my counsels and my authority had prevailed, you would this day be in indigence, we should be free, and the republic would not have lost so many generals and so many armies. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2007. For you might have got some wit from your wife, who was an actress. Were you afraid that we might think that you could have turned out as infamous as you are by the mere force of nature, if your natural qualities had not been strengthened by education? In truth, that wife of yours, who is so far removed from covetousness, and whom I mention without intending any slight to her, has been too long owing her third payment to the state. XXVIII. Let this stupidity exist in your language: how much greater is it in your actions and opinions! Unless you are the only Antonius. ‘patris’, inquies, ‘ista culpa est’. For a high magistrate of Rome, whom everyone wants to meet and greet, travelling behind closed curtains was in principle a violation of socio-political etiquette, not least since it humiliated the inhabitants of the townships located en route who were keen to see (and curry favour with) the representative of Roman power. Cicero singles out for appreciation two aspects from Antony’s early collaboration with the senate: his initial restraint in the use of... Cicero continues to insist on his clairvoyant pessimism, by which he sets himself apart from peers more susceptible to the allure of a short-term reconciliation. Brutus pursued Tarquinius with war; who was a king when it was lawful for a king to exist in Rome. I will release you from all apprehension; no one will ever believe it; it is not like you to deserve well of the republic; the most illustrious men in the republic are the authors of that exploit; I only say that you are glad it was done; I do not accuse you of having done it. And of this CÃ¦sar himself complained in the senate, inveighing openly against you. For what Roman knight was there, what youth of noble birth except you, what man of any rank or class who recollected that he was a citizen, who was not on the Capitoline Hill while the senate was assembled in this temple? He is quiet. Why do not they who are in similar misfortune enjoy a similar degree of your mercy? Besides that, they sought to recover their household gods, the gods of their country, their altars, their hearths, the tutelar gods of their family; all of which you had seized upon. That was not enough. But I rejoiced at it. Either take away religion in every case, or preserve it in every case. And what a return was that of yours from Narbo? In the first (Quod si se … impetum fecerunt), Cicero looks back: he assesses the assassination of Caesar against similar events in Roman history, reaching the conclusion that the recent act of tyrannicide outshines all precedents. Actors seized on this, actresses on that; the house was crowded with gamblers, and full of drunken men; people were drinking all day, and that too in many places; there were added to all this expense (for this fellow was not invariably fortunate) heavy gambling losses. It was approved of by Quintus Catulus, whose authority will always carry weight in this republic; it was approved of by the two Luculli, by Marcus Crassus, by Quintus Hortensius, by Caius Curio, by Caius Piso, by Marcus Glabrio, by Marcus Lepidus, by Lucius Volcatius, by Caius Figulus, by Decimus Silanus and Lucius Murena, who at that time were the consuls elect; the same consulship also which was approved of by those men of consular rank, was approved of by Marcus Cato; who escaped many evils by departing from this life, and especially the evil of seeing you consul. His abject failure to articulate himself in supple and muscular speech stands in dismal contrast to the heights of eloquence achieved by his grandfather — Antony is the sad offspring of a once great family. 31XIII. Why need I say much on such a subject? Cicero, "Philippics" 3-9 Edited with Introduction, Translation and Commentary. What alarm was yours on that memorable day! The alliteratedcertatim … curretur(an impersonal passive in the future: ‘there will be an emulous onrush to... Cicero clinches the account with his public service — and a twin focus on liberty and death. They are not homicides then. But who are they whom Antonius does consult? Was it because a tribune of the people announced that there had been an illomened flash of lightning seen? And while these men are standing at this very time in the sight of the senate with drawn swords, I too will think you an eloquent man if you will show how you would defend them if they were charged with being assassins. In §§ 92–97, Cicero blasts Antony for the forged decrees of Caesar that he used to enrich himself or to recall exiles, following up with two paragraphs (§§ 98–99) devoted to Antony’s alleged mistreatment of his uncle C. Antonius Hybrida (Cicero’s colleague as consul in 63), who had otherwise a rather checkered record: in 70, he was temporarily expelled from the senate because of bankruptcy and in 59 he was exiled because of provincial mismanagement. Like few other periods in (ancient) history, late-republican and early-imperial Rome pullulated with memorable personalities. After that, I was treated with respect by you, and you received attentions from me in your canvass for the quÃ¦storship. But it is peculiarly suited to your own audacity, that you sat among the fourteen rows of the knights, though by the Roscian law there was a place appointed for bankrupts, even if any one had become such by the fault of fortune and not by his own. House, do you say? CÃ¦sar induced him to stand for the consulship. Indeed, if leaders were wanted for the purpose of delivering the country, what need was there of my instigating the Bruti, one of whom saw every day in his house the image of Lucius Brutus, and the other saw also the image of Ahala? And I advise you to consider carefully what you intend to do with reference to this bond. How, while flying, were you enabled secretly to get home by the kindness of those men who wished to save you, thinking you would show more sense than you do! Nor was I so inexperienced in and ignorant of this nature of things, as to be disheartened on account of a fondness for life, which while it endured would wear me out with anguish, and when brought to an end would release me from all trouble. It follows that in your opinion they are deliverers of their country, since there can be no other alternative. He was the firebrand to handle all conflagrations; and even in his house he attempted something. He did not know which way to turn. You say that you sent a man to Alexandria to buy it of CÃ¦sar. I am afraid, O conscript fathers, lest I should appear to you to have brought up a sham accuser against myself (which is a most disgraceful thing to do); a man not only to distinguish me by the praises which are my due, but to load me also with those which do not belong to me. 92To other men the republic now seemed established, but it did not appear so at all to me, as I was afraid of every sort of shipwreck, as long as you were at the helm. Consider rather whether this was not his reason for calling on me, that, when he had performed an action very like those which I myself had done, he called me above all men to witness that he had been an imitator of my exploits. I will write to them, if any one by chance should ask whether what you have imputed to me be true, not to deny it to any one. )âstill, who was it most natural to expect would fight against the children of CnÃ¦us Pompeius? Quod enim est apud Ennium: ‘nulla sancta societas nec fides regni est’, id latius patet. Because I knew of it beforehand? XXXIV. 1 | Cic. 31 In generic terms, Philippic 2 follows the conventions of oratory with a strong invective bent. When CÃ¦sar was slain, says he, Marcus Brutus immediately lifted up on high his bloody dagger, and called on Cicero by name; and congratulated him on liberty being recovered. Can any one divine beforehand what defect there will be in the auspices, except the man who has already determined to observe the heavens? or, was it possible for that man long to continue unlike himself? Introduction, Text and Translation. we shall, if we argue rightly, attribute wholly to Antonius. It was at this very time that an assassin sent by him was said to have been detected with a dagger in the house of CÃ¦sar. Those things are only an injury to yourself; these are injuries to us. Two interrelated semantic fields dominate the paragraph: sexual passion (libidinis causa, hortante libidine, flagitia, amore ardens, desiderium); and ‘the Roman household’. And what a miserable sight was the auction. On which account the republic owes him even a larger debt of gratitude, because he preferred the liberty of the Roman people to the friendship of one man, and because he preferred overthrowing arbitrary power to sharing it. For what is more insane than, after you yourself have taken up arms to do mischief to the republic, to reproach another with having taken them up to secure its safety? He desired that mistress of his to take possession of whatever belonged to her, according to the laws of the Twelve Tables. Philippic 2 is conceived as Ciceroâs (imaginary) response to the verbal abuse Antony had hurled at him in a meeting of the senate on 19 September, but was in all likelihood never orally delivered: Cicero unleashed his shâ¢tstorm as a literary pamphlet sometime towards the end of the year (late November or December). When on the first of June we wished to come to the senate, as it had been ordained, we were suddenly frightened and forced to flee. 44-50 & 78-92. I will name no one. On this, immediately, without any resolution of the senate authorizing such a step, without drawing lots, without procuring any law to be passed, you hastened to CÃ¦sar. If it is because you are innocent, I praise you; if because you trust in your power of overbearing them by violence, are you ignorant of what that man has to fear, who on such an account as that does not fear the courts of justice? For, as to your question, how I had returned; in the first place, I returned by daylight, not in the dark; in the second place, I returned in shoes, and in my Roman gown, not in any Gallic slippers, or barbarian mantle. I confess that they, if they be not deliverers of the Roman people and saviours of the republic, are worse than assassins, worse than homicides, worse even than parricides: since it is a more atrocious thing to murder the father of oneâs country, than oneâs own father. Why are we not all clad in the prÃ¦texta? The rest of his tribuneship was like the beginning. why was the number of their lieutenants augmented? tenesne memoria praetextatum te decoxisse? Suppose it is in honour of some Phormio, or Gnatho, or even Ballio. I was for providing for the safety of the citizens in the first place, in order that we might be able to consult their dignity afterwards. Match. The ocean, I swear most solemnly, appears scarcely capable of having swallowed up such numbers of things so widely scattered, and distributed in such different places, with such rapidity. And what was his home? And see, now, how gratuitously wicked he was even in accomplishing his wickedness. As for the statues and pictures which CÃ¦sar bequeathed to the people, together with his gardens, those he carried away, some to the house which belonged to Pompeius, and some to Scipioâs villa. Those things are quite countless which were purchased of different people, not without your knowledge; but there was one excellent decree posted up in the Capitol affecting king Deiotarus, a most devoted friend to the Roman people. 16But you have dared besides (what is there which you would not dare?) For what other pretence did he allege? This commentary on Ciceroâs Philippics 1-2 (with Latin text) by John T. Ramsey (Professor of Classics, University of Illinois at Chicago) continues a course of renewed interest in the Philippics: two Italian commentaries on speeches 3 and 13 respectively have appeared recently, 1 and Brillâs Companion to Cicero. there is no more suitable expression for me to use,) was it for this that you disturbed the city by nocturnal alarms, and Italy with fears of many daysâ duration, in order that you might show yourself unexpectedly, and that a woman might see you before she hoped to do so? What place is there either so deserted or so uncivilized, as not to seem to greet and to covet the presence of those men wherever they have arrived? Listen, listen, O conscript fathers, and learn the blows which are inflicted on the republic. They have all hitherto suffered severer punishments than I could have wished for them; but I marvel that you, O Antonius, do not fear the end of those men whose conduct you are imitating. What was your rank? He is become economical. What had you seen? Putnam's sons Collection kellylibrary; toronto Digitizing sponsor Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Contributor Kelly - University of Toronto Language English; Latin. You placed the diadem on his head amid the groans of the people; he rejected it amid great applause. You must unquestionably allow, that the cause of that ruinous war existed in your person. and do you think that those men were instigated by my authority rather than by their affection for the republic? The speeches were delivered in â¦ Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Ingo Gildenhard’s volume will be of particular interest to students of Latin studying for A-Level or on undergraduate courses. May the indignation of the Roman people at last bring forth what it has been so long labouring with. It is Antonius who slew them. However, let us return to the auspices. 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