Cicero - "O fortunatam natam" Unisex Short Sleeve T-shirt Black
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Cicero - "O fortunatam natam" Unisex Short Sleeve T-shirt Black

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Marcus Tullius Cicero was one of the best known Roman politicians of the 1st century BCE. Despite coming from a small town and not having a noble ancestry, Cicero managed to have a spectacular career as a lawyer and orator. In 63 BCE he served as a consul and played a crucial role in defeating the conspiracy of Lucius Sergius Catilina (a.k.a. Catiline). 
This was the proudest moment of Cicero's career and despite some unfortunate consequences for him personally (he was later banished temporarily for executing some of the conspirators without a proper trial), Cicero took every opportunity to brag about his victory.
Despite his undeniable mastery of the Latin language, Cicero has a reputation of a mediocre poet. Not much of his poetry survived, but the verse written on this T-shirt did, "o fortunatam natam me consule Romam" ("O lucky Rome, born when I was consul"). I has been criticized for being a bit clumsy and over the top, but it still reminds us of great accomplishment by this Roman statesman. 
  • Unisex T-shirt
  • Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
  • 100% Soft cotton (Heather colours 52% Cotton, 48% Polyester)

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