Rome has always been Cicero’s land of election. He used to believe it was the only possible
place where he could feel accomplished as a politician. However, apart from the time dedicated
to his studies and his exile, there were two moments when he had to leave the city for more than
a year: first, as a questor in Sicily; later, as the governor of Cilicia. The present study revisits these
two places through the eyes of Arpinate.