Marcus Tillius Cicero

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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a ancient Roman statesman, orator, lawyer and philosopher, who served as Roman consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.[1][2]

Cicero's thoughts on society and family are still relevant today.


"What society does to its children, so will its children do to society."[3]

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  1. Rawson, E.: Cicero, a portrait (1975) p. 303
  2. Haskell, H.J.: This was Cicero (1964) pp. 300–01