Meidias and the Mute Witness: Cicero’s Debt to Demosthenes in the Verrines Reconsidered

Kathryn Tempest


Cicero reworks Demosthenes’ presentation (21.83-100) of a silent victim unable to testify, in order to offer the Roman jurors, especially those familiar with Demosthenes’ speech, a visible and powerful testimony to Verres’ malfeasance.

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