Cicero the Politician

Cicero the Politician

by Christian Habicht

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Originally written as a textbook for the CICS application development course which the author teaches at NYU. It has been subsequently revised (retaining some exercises) for general data processing professionals who wish to learn the subject. No bibliography. Largely because of his own writings, more is known about Cicero than prevented his success. With a chronology and excellent notes. For specialists as well as general readers. about any other individual in antiquity. Yet while Cicero the man of letters is held in high esteem, there is little consensus on the reputation of Cicero the politician. Classicist Habicht (ancient history, Princeton U.) here reexamines the career, achievements, and failures of Cicero during Republican Rome's worst political crisis. In spite of the obstacles that stood in the way of strove to the be the leading statesman of his time. It was the superior political genius first of Caesar, then of Octavian, that Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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