Pro Caecina is a speech delivered by M. Tullius Cicero on behalf of A. Caecina in a civil case concerning the ownership of a farm near Tarquinii. Caecina had inherited this farm from his wife, Caesennia, but her former agent, Sex. Aebutius, attempted to claim ownership. This speech is usually dated to 69 BC.

This speech was made at the end of a series of actions between Caecina and Aebutius concerning the farm. Cicero explains the history of the situation in the opening of his address in order to demonstrate the reasonableness of Caecina’s actions (10). Caesennia was a woman of good family from the town of Tarquinii in Etruria who married M. Fulcinus, a banker from the same town. He invested her dowry by buying an …

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Tweedie, Fiona Catherine. "Pro Caecina". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 March 2010
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