Paul Meany is the editor for intellectual history at Libertarianism.org,
a project of the Cato Institute. His work mainly focuses on drawing
attention to people who expounded proto-liberal principles before the
Enlightenment. He is also the host of a podcast named Portraits of
Liberty, which discusses often forgotten thinker's intellectual
contributions towards making a freer world.
Despite Cicero’s significant reputation and widespread readership, little scholarship has focused upon Cicero’s reputation and oratorical practices’ influence upon the Founding Generation. Once Cicero…