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Variant: "A room without books is like a body without a soul." - Probably paraphrased from Cicero's Ad Atticum 4.8: "postea vero quam Tyrannio mihi libros disposuit mens addita videtur meis aedibus", which means "Moreover, since Tyrannio has arranged my books for me, my house seems to have had a soul added to it"
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The Correspondence of M. Tullius Cicero: Arranged According to Its Chronological Order; with a Revision of the Text, a Commentary, and Introductory Essays (1906 edition)
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The Academic Questions, Treatise De Finibus, and Tusculan Disputations of M. T. Cicero, with a Sketch of the Greek Philosophers Mentioned by Cicero. Literally Translated by C. D. Yonge (1853 edition)


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Nationality: Roman

Occupation: Statesman, politician, lawyer

Bio: Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, Roman consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.

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