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Why Cicero?

January 3, 2008 by

According to the Mises.org Freedom Calendar, Marcus Tullius Cicero was born 2,115 years ago yesterday. (According to Wikipedia, it was 2,114 years ago.)

Gary Galles wrote,

According to Anthony Everitt, he was “an unknowing architect of constitutions that still govern our lives.” John Adams said of him, “All ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher combined.” Thomas Jefferson said the Declaration of Independence was based on “the elementary books of public right, as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, etc.”

It is appropriate to remember why our founders considered him so important.

Read the rest of Galles’s post.

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