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Cicero as Evidence: A Historian's Companion
     

Cicero as Evidence: A Historian's Companion

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by Andrew Lintott
 

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ISBN-10: 0199599726

ISBN-13: 9780199599721

Pub. Date: 01/07/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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:
9780199599721
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/07/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

I. Reading Cicero
1. Reading Events
2. The Texts of the Speeches
3. Truth and Fiction
II. Reading Oratory
4. Cicero's Forensic Baptism: The Pro Quinctio
5. More Problems of Partnership: The Pro Quinto Roscio Comoedo
6. Property and Violence: The Pro Tullio and Pro Caecina
7. The Citadel of the Allies
8. The Defence of Good Men: The Other Side of the Quaestio de Repetundis
9. Treason and Other Crimes against the Roman People
III. History in Speeches and Letters
10. Candidature and Consulship
11. The Aftermath of the Consulship
12. The Gang of Three and Clodius
13. After the Return
IV. History and Ideas
14. The Search for Otium
15. The Governor and the Approach of Civil War
16. The Mediator and the Partisans
17. Living with Dictatorship
18. The Ides of March and After
19. Answering the Republic's Call
20. Epilogue

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