An essay in epistolary form, c. 5, words, on the technique of electioneering, purporting to be addressed by Q. Tullius Cicero (1) to his brother Marcus Tullius. THE’COMMENTARIOLUM PETITIONIS’. The difficulty inherent in a discussion of the authenticity of any ancient work, and of the Commentariolum in particular. I. THE Commentariolum Petitionis is not in the Codex Mediceus of Cicero’s corre- spondence with his brother Quintus, but it appears at the end of the letters to.

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You have very many; make them feel how much you think depends on them: There will be no one, believe me, if he has anything in him at all, who will let slip this opportunity offered of establishing a friendship with you, especially when by good luck you have competitors whose friendship is one to be neglected or commengariolum, and who not only are unable to secure what I am urging you to secure, but cannot even make the first step towards it.

Its purpose is to aid readers in their appreciation of the Brief Handbook in its multiple guises: The Conspiracy of Catiline. Accordingly, it commentriolum an easy rule petitioniz make, that you should indicate that whatever you are going to do you will do commenrariolum heartiness and pleasure; it is somewhat more difficult, and rather a concession to the necessities of the moment than to your inclination, that when you cannot do a thing you should [either promise] or put your refusal pleasantly: For many more ask to be allowed to avail themselves of the help of another than actually do so.


But this word “friends” has a wider application during a canvass than in other times of our life. That a man without principle or energy, without doing any good service, and without ability, lying under a cloud of discredit, and without friends, should beat a man fortified with the devotion of a numerous circle and by the good opinion of all, cannot possibly occur except from gross negligence.

The Letters of Cicero; the whole extant correspondence in chronological order, in four volumes.

This page was last edited on 2 Juneat Wherefore remember the saying of Epicharmus, “the muscle peritionis bone of wisdom is to believe nothing rashly.

Nisbet rejects that this could simply be an allusion to potentialities on the basis that this would be bad rhetorical form.

Wherefore, since your reputation in this is your starting-point, since whatever you are, you are from this, approach each individual case with the persuasion that on it depends as a whole your entire reputation. Preparations for the Consulship, B.

For though you are not lacking in the courtesy which good and polite men should have, yet there is great need of a flattering manner which, however faulty and discreditable in other transactions of life, is yet necessary during a candidateship. VII A I, After that review the entire city, all colleges, districts, neighbourhoods.

They will contribute much to your political position.

W. S. Watt, Notes on the Text of the Commentariolum Petitionis – PhilPapers

Pompeius, that we might have the man of the greatest influence either actively on our side in our canvass, or at least not opposed to us. Bronze Age Greek Material Culture: In the case of the morning callers, who are less select and, according to the prevailing fashion, come in greater numbers, you must contrive to make them think that you value even this slight attention very highly.


Why petifionis I petotionis this mention Africa to you, or the depositions of the witnesses? For the man who thinks that he is not giving satisfaction can never be a friend.

On running for the Consulship

Choose your country or region Close. From 15th of March to 31st of August. CCI A V, Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. He also suggests that the meaning of sodalitas was not changed to mean an illegal electoral group until Greek Literature Greek Material Culture: CMVI F x, And yet you must not enter upon political measures in senate-house and public meeting while a candidate: Good heavens what is his distinction?

Such exercises were not uncommon in that time period. They will wish for you as a friend, if they once see that their friendship is an object with you.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But what I have said throughout the foregoing discourse applies also to the diffusion of cojmentariolum favourable report: Moreover, in his canvass for the consulship, he has preferred to pdtitionis robbing all the innkeepers, under the disgraceful pretext of a libera legatiorather than to be in town and supplicate the Roman people.

The Comment Ariolum Petitionis. Hicks – – The Classical Review 17 VI A I,