Cicero As Evidence: A Historian's Companion

Cicero As Evidence: A Historian's Companion

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by Andrew Lintott
     
 

Cicero, one of the greatest orators of all time and an important politician at the time of the downfall of the Roman Republic, has left in his writings a first-hand view of the age of Caesar and Pompey. However, readers need to learn how to interpret these writings and, as with any politician or orator, not to believe too easily what he says. This book is a guide

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Cicero, one of the greatest orators of all time and an important politician at the time of the downfall of the Roman Republic, has left in his writings a first-hand view of the age of Caesar and Pompey. However, readers need to learn how to interpret these writings and, as with any politician or orator, not to believe too easily what he says. This book is a guide to reading Cicero and a companion to anyone who is prepared to take the long but rewarding journey through his works. It is not in itself a biography, but may help readers to construct their own biographies of Cicero or histories of his age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199216444
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations     ix
Reading Cicero
Reading Events     3
The Texts of the Speeches     15
Truth and Fiction in the Speeches     33
Reading Oratory
Cicero's Forensic Baptism: The Pro Quinctio     43
More Problems of Partnership: The Pro Quinto Roscio Comoedo     60
Property and Violence: The Pro Tullio and Pro Caecina     68
Cicero and the Citadel of the Allies     81
The Defence of Good Men (1): The Other Side of the Quaestio de Repetundis     101
The Defence of Good Men (2): Treason and Other Crimes against the Roman People     111
History in Speeches and Letters
Candidature and Consulship     129
The Aftermath of the Consulship     149
The Gang of Three and Clodius     167
After the Return     183
History and Ideas
The Search for Otium     215
The Governor and the Approach of Civil War     253
The Mediator and the Partisans     281
Living with Dictatorship     301
The Ides of March and After     339
Answering the Republic's Call     374
Epilogue     408
Appendices
The Pro Sexto Roscio     425
The De Imperio Gnaei Pompeii (Pro Lege Manilia)     427
Further Notes on the Pro Caelio     430
The End of Caesar's Command in Gaul     433
The De Legibus     436
The De Senectute     438
Events after Caesar's Murder     440
Antonius' Letter (CIC. Phil. 13. 22 ff.)     445
Bibliography     448
Index     457

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