Cicero: Philippics I-II / Edition 1

Cicero: Philippics I-II / Edition 1

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by Marcus Tullius Cicero
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052142285X

ISBN-13: 9780521422857

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This edition is the first since J.D. Denniston's of 1926 to present the Latin text and commentary on the First and Second Philippics, two of Cicero's most polished orations, composed less than six months after the murder of Julius Caesar in March 44 BC. This period—roughly 63-44 BC—is important because the Roman state was in transition from Republic to

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This edition is the first since J.D. Denniston's of 1926 to present the Latin text and commentary on the First and Second Philippics, two of Cicero's most polished orations, composed less than six months after the murder of Julius Caesar in March 44 BC. This period—roughly 63-44 BC—is important because the Roman state was in transition from Republic to Empire. The Second Philippic not only presents Cicero's assessment of his own political career and his place in Roman history from a perspective late in his life, but it also provides a vivid eyewitness account of how Julius Caesar, with the help of Mark Antony, made himself master of Rome.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521422857
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; References and abbreviations; Map 1: the Roman world in 50 BC; Map 2: Rome in the Late Republic; Calendar of events of 44 BC; Introduction; 1. Historical background; 2. Survey of the primary sources; 3. The Philippics; 4. Prose rhythm; 5. The text; M. TVLLI CICERONIS IN M. ANTONIVM ORATIO PHILIPPICA PRIMA; M. TVILLI CICERONIS IN M. ANTONIVM ORATIO PHILIPPICA SECVNDA; Commentary; Indexes.

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