"O tempora, o mores"

“O tempora, o mores”----Cicero 65 BC

that’s what people were saying in SIXTY-FIVE BC!

in late 62 BC, Cicero arranged the purchase of a large TOWNHOUSE on the Palatine Hill previously owned by Rome’s richest citizen------

I think he had a lot of HATERS too!

“Cicero grew out his hair, dressed in mourning and toured the streets. Clodius’ gangs dogged him, hurling abuse, stones and even excrement. Hortensius, trying to rally to his old rival’s support, was almost lynched”------

Internationally, Cicero the republican inspired the Founding Fathers of the United States and the revolutionaries of the French Revolution. John Adams said, "As all the ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher united than Cicero--------