VERRINE ORATIONS MANUSCRIPT BY MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO
Date of Manuscript: 1476 The very basis of modern rhetorical strategies. This was
the only cause in which Cicero was engaged as accuser instead of defender. Concerns
the Sicilian's suit against former governor Gaius Verres who had embezzled funds and
worse. Verres' defender Quintus Hortensius was so confounded by Cicero's prosecution,
he was unable to make any defense. Cicero is the greatest name in Roman literature.