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“Cicero compares the pen to an aqueduct or conduit: it allows thoughts to ‘flow’ and channels the best ideas to ‘the point of [one’s] pen.’ This technical metaphor never would have occurred to a patrician orator, who would have considered it undignified, but Cicero was homo novius, a New Man…” - DiRenzo

They certainly came a long way from the view Socrates and Plato had on writing. Tiro made a whole career out of writing.

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Do you think that Cicero would have been like Freelance Writer extroadniare??? I mean once he paid his dues, and once his boss was dead, he like made a real career out of his writing. He died wealthy, how many writers can say that?

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