!!The book:
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: it is not Hortensius who {{Heel Face Turn}}ed to Cicero's side, but Cicero who {{Face Heel Turn}}ed to side with Hortensius and the aristocrats.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome:
** Cicero's speech about Verres' crimes in ''Imperium'' which leads to such loud cheering that the awnings that are covering the forum fall down from the noise.
** Cicero's opening speech as consul, derailing MagnificentBastard Caesar's plan completely
* MagnificentBastard: Caesar; Crassus on occasion. Cicero himself manages it once or twice.