Volume XVa, Orations: Philippics 1-6 (Loeb Classical Library Series)

Volume XVa, Orations: Philippics 1-6 (Loeb Classical Library Series)

by Cicero
     
 

We know more of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 BCE), lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, than of any other Roman. Besides much else, his work conveys the turmoil of his time, and the part he played in a period that saw the rise and fall of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic.See more details below

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We know more of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 BCE), lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, than of any other Roman. Besides much else, his work conveys the turmoil of his time, and the part he played in a period that saw the rise and fall of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic.

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Sunday Times

If I could make one Christmas wish, it would be that every MP receives these two volumes in their stocking next week, and is obliged to recite a passage of Cicero—in D. R. Shackleton Bailey's crystalline translation—on Boxing Day morning, to understand how great speeches are made...The great advantage of the Loeb editions is that readers who are interested in the language of Rome but whose Latin is weak (a category in which I am emphatically included) can compare the original side by side with the translation. Thus one can get a sense of how Cicero's words sounded, before glancing across and seeing them in English...This translation is throughout a joy to read.
— Robert Harris

Sunday Times - Robert Harris
If I could make one Christmas wish, it would be that every MP receives these two volumes in their stocking next week, and is obliged to recite a passage of Cicero--in D. R. Shackleton Bailey's crystalline translation--on Boxing Day morning, to understand how great speeches are made...The great advantage of the Loeb editions is that readers who are interested in the language of Rome but whose Latin is weak (a category in which I am emphatically included) can compare the original side by side with the translation. Thus one can get a sense of how Cicero's words sounded, before glancing across and seeing them in English...This translation is throughout a joy to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674996342
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #189
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
747,577
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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