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How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians

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Publisher Comments:

"How to Win an Election" is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow's headlines. In 64 BC when idealist Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest orator, ran for consul (the highest office in the Republic), his practical brother Quintus decided he needed some no-nonsense advice on running a successful campaign. What follows in his short letter are timeless bits of political wisdom, from the importance of promising everything to everybody and reminding voters about the sexual scandals of your opponents to being a chameleon, putting on a good show for the masses, and constantly surrounding yourself with rabid supporters. Presented here in a lively and colorful new translation, with the Latin text on facing pages, this unashamedly pragmatic primer on the humble art of personal politicking is dead-on (Cicero won)--and as relevant today as when it was written.

A little-known classic in the spirit of Machiavelli's "Prince, How to Win an Election" is required reading for politicians and everyone who enjoys watching them try to manipulate their way into office.

About the Author

Philip Freeman is the author of many books, including "Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek" and "Roman Myths, Alexander the Great", and "Julius Caesar" (all Simon & Schuster). He received his PhD from Harvard University and holds the Qualley Chair of Classical Languages at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400841646
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Subject:
Political Science : Political Process - Elections
Translator:
Freeman, Philip
Author:
Cicero, Quintus Tullius
Subject:
Philosophy : History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
History : Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Philosophy : Political
Publication Date:
February 2012
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
144

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