Cicero, Marcus Tullius Latin Cicero1 (pronounced ['mar.kʊs' tul.liʊs kɪkɛroː]), (Arpino, January 3, 106 BC -.. Formia, December 7, 43 BC) was a lawyer, politician, philosopher, writer and Roman orator. It is considered one of the greatest rhetorical and prose stylists of the Republic Latin romana.2 3
Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of Roman history, is responsible for the introduction of the most famous Hellenic philosophical schools in the Republican intelligentsia, as well as creating a philosophical vocabulary in Latin. Great speaker and renowned lawyer, Cicero Central mayormente- attention on his political career. Today he is remembered for his humanistic writings of character, 4 philosophical and political. His letters, most sent to Atticus reached a huge recognition in European literature by introducing a refined epistolary style. Cornelius Nepos emphasized the ornamental richness of these letters, written "concerning the inclinations of leaders, vice commanders and state revolutions', transporting the reader to that época.5
It constituted one of the greatest defenders of the traditional republican system fought using any resource, the dictatorship of Caesar. However, during his own career did not hesitate to change position depending on the political climate. This indecision is the result of his sensitive and impressionable character. Intemperate, was prone to react excessively to change.