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  • Publisher: Tantor Audio; Unabridged CD edition (March 31 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452601445
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452601441
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.8 x 13.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g
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Marcus Tullis Cicero (106-43 BC) was a Roman statesman and philosopher whose lifetime coincided with the decline and fall of the Roman republic. His best-known works include On the Republic, On Duties, and Treatises on Friendship and Old Age.

Robertson Dean has recorded hundreds of audiobooks in almost every genre. He's been nominated for several Audie Awards, won nine Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of 2010. He lives in Los Angeles, where he records books and acts in film, TV, and (especially) on stage.

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Born in 106 b.c. at the central Italian hill-town of Arpinum (Arpino), Marcus Tullius Cicero received his education at Rome in rhetoric (public-speaking - the basis of higher education of the day) and philosophy, as well as in law which, combined with politics, was to be his career. Read the first page
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I came across Cicero by sheer chance, and was greatly rewarded. This is a collection of just a small amount of his work but what a collection it is! For someone who has never read Cicero before this I was not disappointed. His mastery of language is so profound that it left me almost speechless at times. Cicero speaks with such conviction and with such elegance that it is practically unknown in todays modern world. For me personally, I have never heard anyone talk as Cicero does, with a masters in rhetoric, it is a shame that this art is all but lost in todays world.

Micheal Grants translation and especially his introductions alone are worth the price of this book. For anyone interested in the time of the fall of the Roman Republic or Roman society and life in general, Cicero's Selected Works are definitly a good place to start your journey into learning more about this fasinating time of the people who lived it.
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The area of the book with the most to offer, is the chapter on how to live. The first part discusses various codes of behaviour. The second part is titled; On Old Age. Cicero`s observations and suggestions regarding old age, are definitely worth reading. In fact, I am sure this will not be the last time I read the chapter on old age. This may be the best material ever written, in regards to becoming older.
The negative area of the book is the rant against Antony. Cicero just seems to get a little carried away. He carries on and on, and things become rather long winded.
I would recommend this book to just about anyone. The chapter on old age, is the crowning achievement of Cicero`s writings.
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Michael Grant is one of the foremost scholars of classical civilization in the world. Being thus, he is an ideal candidate to translate the works of what was perhaps the greatest orator of all time.
This book contains some wonderful tirades which Cicero wrote - including his bitter (not to mention comical) attacks on Marc Antony (the same vehement and outspoken verbal assaults which led to his execution after the the banishment of Brutus and Cassius). It also contains Cicero's thoughts on topics such as old age and duty ethics (I wonder: how much Cicero did Kant read?). These are the writings of one of the most influential Romans from all time; a man who made his imprint on the history of the discourse of polemics. This is a fine book that contains the works of a gentleman who is sadly far under-read in this day & age.
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How many men and women who have lived more than 2,000 years ago have impressed us with their humanity? We tend to see the statuary, but rarely the person behind it. When you read this outstanding selection edited by the excellent classical historian Michael Grant, you see that Marcus Tullius Cicero has a human face -- and it shows in his work.
The Roman Republic that Cicero loved was falling apart. Marius and Sulla, the Gracchi, the conflicts over the powers of the tribunes had dealt a severe blow to a form of government that had proved itself adequate for governing a city-state, but less so for managing a multi-cultural empire. Cicero fought valiantly against corrupt governors like Verres ("Against Verres") and would-be dictators like Marc Antony ("2nd Phillipic Against Antony"). When he finally threw in his lot with Pompey, he picked the wrong horse and put himself in harm's way. Eventually, Augustus and Antony had him killed as an obstacle to their plans.
The wonderful letters that Cicero wrote to his friend Atticus and others such as Pompey show his hurt at having been rudely pushed aside. He saw himself as the Savior of Rome for his part in quashing the conspiracy of Catiline, but he lived in a world where "What have you done for me lately?" was the question of the day.
Increasingly, Cicero turned to farming and philosophizing. His essays "On Duty" and "On Old Age," reprinted here, are penetrating, humane, and even Christian in a way. One could see why monk copyists of the Middle Ages saw in the Roman senator a pre-Christian piety at work.
Michael Grant supplies an excellent introduction, maps, genealogical charts, timelines, and even a glossary to guide the reader through Cicero's work. This book is definitely a keeper.
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The Selected Works of Cicero is a good selection of pieces written at various times in Cicero’s life. If you’re not familiar with Cicero’s work (and I was not), this is a good way to sample his writing and get an idea of whether you would want to read more. And it’s one that has made me interested in reading more of Cicero (which I suppose would be a fair marker of success for this volume). It’s overall a very accessible collection for non-specialists.
This volume covers several different themes, with different aspects of law, politics and philosophy being featured. Regardless of the subject matter, Cicero’s writing comes across as clear and vigorous, with a very strong sense of moral sentiment throughout.
Grant seems (to my non-specialist sensibilities) seems to have done an admirable job of translating these works into a modern English that still conveys the vivid character of the author.
The introductory notes to each piece are very helpful and serve to give the unfamiliar reader some historical and social context to the writing, to understand the many conflicts of the period that animated Cicero’s writing – the often violent events in the latter days of the Roman Republic and its transition to empire.
The kindle version seems well laid out. There’s a live table of contents, helpful notes, some okay maps and introductory material. One odd note about the introductory material, Grant tries to place Cicero into modern political categories, stating “He started his political career on the left…” which strikes me as a rather artificial and forced bit of categorization. Otherwise, the introductory material is well written and informative.
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