Volume II, Rhetorical Treatises: On Invention. The Best Kind of Orator. Topics (Loeb Classical Library)

Volume II, Rhetorical Treatises: On Invention. The Best Kind of Orator. Topics (Loeb Classical Library)

by Cicero
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674994256

ISBN-13: 9780674994256

Pub. Date: 01/28/1949

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106—43 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of

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Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106—43 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time. Of about 106 speeches, delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political, before jurors if judicial, 58 survive (a few of them incompletely). In the fourteenth century Petrarch and other Italian humanists discovered manuscripts containing more than 900 letters of which more than 800 were written by Cicero and nearly 100 by others to him. These afford a revelation of the man all the more striking because most were not written for publication. Six rhetorical works survive and another in fragments. Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others; and some lost. There is also poetry, some original, some as translations from the Greek.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Cicero is in twenty-nine volumes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674994256
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1949
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #386
Edition description:
5th printing/1st pub.1949
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

De Inventione

Introduction

Bibliography

Book I

Book II

De Optimo Genere Oratorum

Introduction

Bibliography

Text

Topica

Introduction

Bibliography

Text

Index

List Of Cicero's Works

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