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The Cambridge Companion to Cicero
     

The Cambridge Companion to Cicero

by Catherine Steel
 

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Cicero was one of classical antiquity's most prolific, varied and self-revealing authors. His letters, speeches, treatises and poetry chart a political career marked by personal struggle and failure and the collapse of the republican system of government to which he was intellectually and emotionally committed. They were read, studied and imitated throughout

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Cicero was one of classical antiquity's most prolific, varied and self-revealing authors. His letters, speeches, treatises and poetry chart a political career marked by personal struggle and failure and the collapse of the republican system of government to which he was intellectually and emotionally committed. They were read, studied and imitated throughout antiquity and subsequently became seminal texts in political theory and in the reception and study of the Classics. This Companion discusses the whole range of Cicero's writings, with particular emphasis on their links with the literary culture of the late Republic, their significance to Cicero's public career and their reception in later periods.

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ISBN-13:
9780521729802
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Steel is Professor of Classics at the University of Glasgow. She has written extensively on Roman oratory, Cicero and political life in the Republic, including Cicero, Rhetoric, and Empire (2002), Reading Cicero: Genre and Performance in Late Republican Rome (2005) and Roman Oratory (2006).

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