Cicero: Pro P. Sulla oratio

Cicero: Pro P. Sulla oratio

by Marcus Tullius Cicero
     
 

This is a full-scale scholarly edition of Cicero's speech in defence of P. Cornelius Sulla, delivered in 62 BC It contains an introduction, a newly established Latin text, a commentary and appendices. The introduction includes a reassessment of Sulla's guilt and Cicero's undertaking of the case and also considers issues such as the prose rhythm of the speech and its… See more details below

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This is a full-scale scholarly edition of Cicero's speech in defence of P. Cornelius Sulla, delivered in 62 BC It contains an introduction, a newly established Latin text, a commentary and appendices. The introduction includes a reassessment of Sulla's guilt and Cicero's undertaking of the case and also considers issues such as the prose rhythm of the speech and its publication. The commentary discusses history, text and syntax as well as rhetoric and style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521481748
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Classical Texts and Commentaries Series, #30
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Previous editions and commentaries
Bibliographical lists and surveys
Bibliography and abbreviations
Introduction1
IThe life of P. Cornelius Sulla1
IIThe trial14
(a)Date14
(b)The court14
(c)Prosecution and defence17
(d)Cicero's reasons for accepting the case26
(e)Was Sulla guilty?33
(f)The morality of Cicero's defence39
IIIThe speech42
(a)Structure42
(b)Prose rhythm49
(c)Publication54
(d)Assessment59
IVThe manuscripts63
(a)The tradition63
(b)The present apparatus and text75
Text81
Commentary125
APP. 1 The relationship of P. Sulla to L. Sulla320
APP. 2 Codicum P et K lectiones ab apparatu critico exclusae322
Index327

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