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Cicero: Phillipics [Hardcover]

Marcus Tullius Cicero
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June 27 2002 0807816574 978-0807816578

Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106–43 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time. Of about 106 speeches, delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political, before jurors if judicial, 58 survive (a few of them incompletely). In the fourteenth century Petrarch and other Italian humanists discovered manuscripts containing more than 900 letters of which more than 800 were written by Cicero and nearly 100 by others to him. These afford a revelation of the man all the more striking because most were not written for publication. Six rhetorical works survive and another in fragments. Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others; and some lost. There is also poetry, some original, some as translations from the Greek.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Cicero is in twenty-nine volumes.

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5.0 out of 5 stars It cost him his life Nov. 12 2002
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I felt I had to buy the book since Cicero finally took a stand for the principles expressed in his philosophical works and Marcus Antonius killed him in one of the purges.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cicero - a prosey old bore? Feb. 25 1999
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Cicero's Phillipcs are packed with arrogance and lengthy praising of himself; this feature is extremely entertaining especially in Phillipic II. The argument against Antony is also of great historical interest in this book. The Loeb edition is extremely useful for students of Latin but also for the general reader. Its 'two-sided' approach (Latin/English Translation) is legendary and works extremely effectively. This edition also contains wonderfully helpful notes and appendices for true historical context.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cicero - a prosey old bore? Feb. 25 1999
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Cicero's Phillipcs are packed with arrogance and lengthy praising of himself; this feature is extremely entertaining especially in Phillipic II. The argument against Antony is also of great historical interest in this book. The Loeb edition is extremely useful for students of Latin but also for the general reader. Its 'two-sided' approach (Latin/English Translation) is legendary and works extremely effectively. This edition also contains wonderfully helpful notes and appendices for true historical context.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It cost him his life Nov. 12 2002
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I felt I had to buy the book since Cicero finally took a stand for the principles expressed in his philosophical works and Marcus Antonius killed him in one of the purges.
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