How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians by Quintus Tullius Cicero | 9780691154084 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians

How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians

by Quintus Tullius Cicero
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691154082

ISBN-13: 9780691154084

Pub. Date: 02/13/2012

Publisher: Princeton University Press

How to Win an Election is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow's headlines. In 64 BC when idealist Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest orator, ran for consul (the highest office in the Republic), his practical brother Quintus decided he needed some no-nonsense advice on running a successful campaign. What follows in his short

Overview

How to Win an Election is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow's headlines. In 64 BC when idealist Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest orator, ran for consul (the highest office in the Republic), his practical brother Quintus decided he needed some no-nonsense advice on running a successful campaign. What follows in his short letter are timeless bits of political wisdom, from the importance of promising everything to everybody and reminding voters about the sexual scandals of your opponents to being a chameleon, putting on a good show for the masses, and constantly surrounding yourself with rabid supporters. Presented here in a lively and colorful new translation, with the Latin text on facing pages, this unashamedly pragmatic primer on the humble art of personal politicking is dead-on (Cicero won)—and as relevant today as when it was written.

A little-known classic in the spirit of Machiavelli's Prince, How to Win an Election is required reading for politicians and everyone who enjoys watching them try to manipulate their way into office.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691154084
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/13/2012
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
462,760
Product dimensions:
4.55(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

A Note on the Translation xxiii

How to Win an Election 1

The Results of the Election 87

Glossary 89

Further Reading 97

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