Political Speeches

Political Speeches

by Cicero, D.H. Berry
     
 

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"Cicero (106-43 B.C.) was the greatest orator of the ancient world and a leading politician of the closing era of the Roman republic. This book presents nine speeches which reflect the development, variety, and drama of his political career. They include two speeches from his prosecution of Verres, a corrupt and cruel governor of Sicily; four speeches against the… See more details below

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"Cicero (106-43 B.C.) was the greatest orator of the ancient world and a leading politician of the closing era of the Roman republic. This book presents nine speeches which reflect the development, variety, and drama of his political career. They include two speeches from his prosecution of Verres, a corrupt and cruel governor of Sicily; four speeches against the conspirator Catiline; and the Second Philippic, the famous denunciation of Mark Antony which cost Cicero his life. Also included are On the Command of Gnaeus Pompeius, in which he praises the military successes of Pompey, and For Marcellus, a panegyric in praise of the dictator Julius Caesar." These new translations preserve Cicero's rhetorical brilliance and achieve new standards of accuracy. A general introduction outlines Cicero's public career, and separate introductions explain the political significance of each of the speeches. Together with its companion volume, Defence Speeches, this edition provides an unparalleled sampling of Cicero's oratorical achievements.

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ISBN-13:
9780191605277
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, UK
Publication date:
03/09/2006
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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