Cicero: Selected Political Speeches

Cicero: Selected Political Speeches

by Marcus Tullius Cicero
     
 

As the Roman Republic lurched to its close, amid corruption, ruthless power struggles and gross inequality, Cicero produced some of the most stirring and eloquent speeches ever written. Whether he is quashing the Cataline conspiracy, defending the poet Archias or railing against Mark Antony in the Philippics - the magnificent speeches in defence of liberty that cost… See more details below

Overview

As the Roman Republic lurched to its close, amid corruption, ruthless power struggles and gross inequality, Cicero produced some of the most stirring and eloquent speeches ever written. Whether he is quashing the Cataline conspiracy, defending the poet Archias or railing against Mark Antony in the Philippics - the magnificent speeches in defence of liberty that cost him his life - Cicero vividly evokes for us the cut and thrust of the Roman Assembly, Senate and court rooms. This excellent modern translation also enables readers to understand why Cicero was for centuries a major influence on prose writers and political thinkers of every kind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140442144
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1977
Series:
Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
577,624
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 On the Command of Cnaeus Pompeius (In Support of the Manilian Law)
2 Against Lucius Sergius Catilina (i-iv)
3 In Defence of the poet Aulus Licinius Archias
4 In Defence of Marcus Caelius Rufus
5 In Defence of Titus Annius Milo
6 In Support of Marcus Claudius Marcellus
7 The First Philippic against Marcus Antonius

Appendixes
A). Key to Technical Terms
B). Further Reading
C). Maps

Index of Personal Names

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