In Catilinam 1-4. Pro Murena. Pro Sulla. Pro Flacco

In Catilinam 1-4. Pro Murena. Pro Sulla. Pro Flacco

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674993587
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1976
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #324
Edition description: 3rd printing/1st pub.1917/index
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 1,223,124
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x (d)

About the Author

Coll Macdonald (1924–1983) was Headmaster of Portsmouth Grammar School and Uppingham School, UK.

Table of Contents

List Of Cicero's Works

Preface

Introduction

In Catilinam I-IV

Introduction

The Manuscripts

In Catilinam I

In Catilinam II

In Catilinam III

In Catilinam IV

Pro Murena

Introduction

The Manuscripts

Text

Pro Sulla

Introduction The Manuscripts

Text

Pro Flacco

Introduction

The Manuscripts

Text

Appendix A: The contio and the comitia

Appendix B: The senatus consultum ultimum

Bibliography

Index

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