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Selected Works (Cicero, Marcus Tullius)

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Divided into two partsù"Against Tyranny" and "How to Live"ùthis selection of CiceroÆs work reveals the private and public sides of his liberal personality and his opposition to oppressive and unparliamentary methods of government.

Synopsis:

Presenting selected works from Cicero, this text includes: "Against Verres, I" and "The Second Philippic'; speeches defending the republican institutions of Rome against authoritarian rule; 23 of his letters; and two essays, "On Duties" and "On Old Age".

About the Author

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Roman orator and statesman, was born at Arpinum of a wealthy local family. He was taken to Rome for his education with the idea of a public career and by the year 70 he had established himself as the leading barrister in Rome. In the meantime his political career was well under way and he was elected praetor for the year 66. One of the most permanent features of his political life was his attachment to Pompeii. As a politician, his greatest failing was his consistent refusal to compromise; as a statesman his ideals were more honorable and unselfish than those of his contemporaries. Cicero was the greatest of the roman orators, posessing a wide range of technique and an excpetional command of the Latin tongue. He followed the common practice of publishing his speeches, but he also produced a large number of works on the theory and practice of rhetoric, on religion, and on moral and political philosophy. He played a leading part in the development of the Latin hexameter. Perhaps the most interesting of all his works is the collection fo 900 remarkably informative letters, published posthumously. These not only contain a first-hand account of social and political life in the upper classes at Rome, but also reflect the changing personal feelings of an emotional and sensitive man.

Table of Contents

Against Verres I — Twenty-three letters — The second Philippic against Antony — On duties III — On old age.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140440997
Translator:
Grant, Michael
Introduction:
Grant, Michael
Translator:
Grant, Michael
Introduction by:
Grant, Michael
Introduction:
Grant, Michael
Author:
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Author:
Grant, Michael
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Collections and anthologies
Subject:
Collections
Subject:
Roman Literature
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin classics
Series Volume:
L99
Publication Date:
19600931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.72x5.10x.69 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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