This webpage has all the information you need to know about the Pensum for 2013 and 2014!

Just for starters here are some introductory materials that you will find useful. Some of these files need passwords - you know what to do! Remember you don't have to read everything but we will read a wide variety of the materials listed.



Then here are a couple of references more specific to the Pro Roscio:


Required Texts (in Latin)

  • The full pensum is available here.
Other Texts


Extra Resources: Videos:

  • The Roscius trial: Here or Here
  • Rome (HBO/Warner Home Video, 2007)


  • Harris, Robert, Imperium
  • Harris, Robert, Lustrum
  • Saylor, Stephen, Roman Blood

More Serious Books

  • Bringmann, Klaus, Cicero. Primus, 2010.
  • Everitt, A. Cicero. Random House, New York, 2001.
  • Lanbacher, Mareike, Die Kunst der Rede. Klett, 2011.
  • Tempest, Kathryn, Cicero, Politics and Persuasion in Ancient Rome. Continuum, 2011.


  • Offical site of the International Society of Friends of Cicero.
  • Wikipedia ... start with the Cicero page but there are others on e.g. the Pro Roscio Amerino.



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