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Cicero defends the Manilian Law, Miniature only Cicero's first political speech. In 66 B.C, the tribune Gaius Manilius proposed a law extending Pompey's power over the entire eaSt This was opposed by the aristocracy, but Cicero, a praetor, spoke in favour of the Manilian law. The law was passed, and Pompey brought the Mithridatic War to an end, organized the Roman power throughout the East, before returning to Rome in 61 B.C. with great power and prestige Image taken from Oration in defence of the Manilian Law. Originally published in France; 1483.
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