O Tempora! O Mores!: Cicero's Catilinarian Orations: A Student Edition with Historical Essays

O Tempora! O Mores!: Cicero's Catilinarian Orations: A Student Edition with Historical Essays

by Susan O. Shapiro, SusanO. Shapiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0806136618

ISBN-13: 9780806136615

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

In 63 b.c., Lucius Sergius Catilina, a Roman aristocrat, formed a conspiracy to overthrow the Roman Republic. Cicero, who was consul that year, exposed the plot and documented his defeat of the conspiracy in his Orations against Catiline. The First Catilinarian Oration is well known and deservedly famous. Scholars are familiar with the other three

Overview

In 63 b.c., Lucius Sergius Catilina, a Roman aristocrat, formed a conspiracy to overthrow the Roman Republic. Cicero, who was consul that year, exposed the plot and documented his defeat of the conspiracy in his Orations against Catiline. The First Catilinarian Oration is well known and deservedly famous. Scholars are familiar with the other three speeches, but few students know them. This lapse is regrettable. The Third Oration is a fast-paced courtroom drama, and the Second and Fourth Orations provide critical information about this key event in Roman history. Susan O. Shapiro here makes all Cicero’s Catilinarian Orations accessible to the intermediate Latin student.

O Tempora! O Mores! is designed to fit a variety of pedagogical approaches. Professors can assign any of the Catilinarian Orations independently or assign excerpts from several of the speeches. Shapiro’s historical essays bring a new dimension to Latin study, explaining the history and politics behind the texts. The essays are divided into short sections that can be assigned individually for class discussion. The volume is further amplified by a vocabulary, maps, a bibliography, and appendices.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806136615
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture
Edition description:
Student
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Mapsviii
Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Cicero's Catilinarian Orations and Commentary
Text of Cicero's Catilinarian Orations3
Notes to the Commentary45
Abbreviations46
Commentary47
Historical Essays and Appendices
IFrom the Gracchi to Sulla: Background to the Conspiracy121
IIThe Catilinarian Conspiracy in Context159
Appendix AThe Roman Republican Constitution209
Appendix BTimeline217
Appendix CGlossary of Key Rhetorical Terms222
Notes225
Select Bibliography231
Vocabulary235

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