Cicero is considered to be Romes greatest orator and prose writer. His writing is some of the best classical Latin still in existence. Cicero introduced Rome to Greek philosophy and created the Latin philosophical vocabulary. In the introduction written by Thomas De Quincey the age of Cicero is seen as a time when the ancient age ruled by Paganism meets the modern age of Christianity. Cicero is the bridge between these two times. De Quincey further states that Cicero was the only great man of the revolution to act on his character. Many other men are remembered, but they acted in response to their military position.