Rated: E · Short Story · History · #2291442
Story about Marcus Tullius Cicero
|Marcus Tullius Cicero, one of the greatest orators and statesmen of ancient Rome, had grown weary of the politics of the day. He retired to his country estate to spend his days writing and contemplating philosophy. He enjoyed the peace and quiet of his new life, but it wasn't long before he found himself longing for the lively debates and intellectual discourse he used to engage in.|
One day, as he was walking through his garden, Cicero stumbled upon a young man reading one of his books. The man's name was Marcus, and he was a scholar who had traveled from Athens to seek out the great Cicero.
They struck up a conversation, discussing philosophy and the nature of the universe. Cicero found himself invigorated by the young man's passion and intellect, and soon the two were engaged in lively debates and discussions that would last for hours on end.
Over the weeks and months that followed, Cicero and Marcus developed a deep friendship. They would spend their days walking through the gardens, discussing the mysteries of the universe and the nature of human existence. Cicero was grateful to have found a kindred spirit who shared his love of learning, and Marcus was grateful to have found a mentor who could guide him in his studies.
As the years passed, Cicero's health began to decline. He knew that his time on earth was coming to an end, and he called for Marcus to come to his bedside. He told Marcus that he had been like a son to him, and that he was proud of the young man he had become.
With tears in his eyes, Marcus thanked Cicero for all that he had done for him. He promised to carry on Cicero's legacy, to keep alive the ideas and philosophies that had brought them together.
Cicero died a few days later, but his legacy lived on through his young friend Marcus. The two had forged a bond that transcended time and place, and their friendship would be remembered for generations to come.