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The Great (and Expensive) Passion of Cicero

Last updated:2022-07-25

Marco Tullio Cicero. The passion for Greek art cost the speaker a fortune

In addition to being the greatest lawyer in Rome, Marco Tullio Cicerone (106-43 AD) was also one of the richest men in the city (https://www.pilloledistoria.it/9589/storia-antica/la-strabiliante-ricosità-marco-tullio-cicerone).

But Cicero was also a cultured and refined person and a passion for Greek art in particular, it cost him a fortune:the speaker spent mind-boggling amounts to buy Greek works of immense value , a "ball" that he shared with many other men of his rank.

In his famous and luxurious residences, we found ourselves immersed in masterpieces of unparalleled beauty that left the guests amazed.