Cicero - Quo usque tandem..  Unisex Short Sleeve T-shirt Black
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Cicero - Quo usque tandem.. Unisex Short Sleeve T-shirt Black

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Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? ("How long, Catiline, will you go on abusing our patience?"), are the first words of Cicero's first oration against Catiline. In his arguably most famous speech, Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman consul at the time, attacked his fellow senator Lucius Sergius Catilina (a.k.a. Catiline) and accused him of conspiracy against the Roman people, senate and Cicero himself. Catiline allegedly led a group that planned to violently impose a new order on Rome, including the cancellation of all debts, corrupting the city's youth and killing the opposing politicians (including Cicero) in the process. Cicero made sure to inform the patres conscripti about all Catiline's past wrongdoings, his miserably poor character and very specifically about his deeds and in the past few days when Catiline had set the in motion the wheels leading to an upcoming violent coup. He very stridently asked Catiline to get out of the city soon.

The speech fulfilled its goal - Catiline fled Rome shortly after. Cicero went on to lead the Romans who stood against him and Catiline eventually suffered a military defeat that cost him his life. Cicero considered this the proudest moment of his entire life and bragged about "saving the Republic" every time an opportunity presented itself.  

The image is created on a base of a famous painting of Caesare Macari "Cicerón denuncia a Catilina". The depicted scene is exactly the one when Cicero spoke those famous words to Catiline and the Roman Senate in the Temple of Jupiter Stator.
  • 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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