How Important was the rhetorical Context of Cicero’s orations: his listeners’ fear of Catiline’s conspiracy and army?

It is not really that important. The Orations are practically nothing but opinions, of the people arguing, fighting verbally, and the accusing & blaming Cicero’s sins (which is practically just the murder of his mother) for the bad things that are coming their way (I think that I got it all summarized up correctly). Their speech involve a lot of the Roman gods.


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