From Whence Comes The Phrase "Oh Tempora,O Mores"?


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O tempora o mores! This is the most famous sentence of Cicero during his first Oration against Catiline. The meaning of this phrase is, "Oh what a time, Oh what customs". Cicero wanted to highlight the customs of the age like vivaciousness and corruption against Catiline, who once tried to kill him.

This sentence is nowadays, commonly used for criticizing the attitudes and the trends. It is not necessary that this phrase is used in a serious context only but it is also used as a joke or ironically.

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