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O Tempora! O Mores! Cicero's Catilinarian Orations

ISBN-10: 0806136626
ISBN-13: 9780806136622
Edition: 2005 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 8/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

Born in Arpinum on January 3, 106 B.C., Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman orator, writer, and politician. In Rome, Cicero studied law, oratory, philosophy, and literature, before embarking on a political career. Banished from Rome in 59 B.C. for the execution of some members of the Catiline group, Cicero devoted himself to literature. Cicero was pardoned by Julius Caesar in 47 B.C., and returned to Rome to deliver his famous speeches, known as the "Philippics," urging the senate to declare war on Marc Antony. Cicero's chief works, written between 46 and 44 B.C., can be classified in the categories of philosophical works, letters, and speeches. The letters, edited by his secretary Tiro, showcase a unique writing style and charm. The most popular work of the period was De Officiis, a manual of ethics, in which Cicero espoused fundamental Christian values half a century before Christ. Cicero was murdered in Formiae, Italy, on December 4, 43 B.C., by Antony's soldiers after the triumvirate of Antony, Lepidus, and Octavius was formed.

Susan O. Shapiro is Assistant Professor of Classics at Utah State University.

List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
Cicero's Catilinarian Orations and Commentary
Text of Cicero's Catilinarian Orations
Notes to the Commentary
Abbreviations
Commentary
Historical Essays and Appendices
From the Gracchi to Sulla: Background to the Conspiracy
The Catilinarian Conspiracy in Context
The Roman Republican Constitution
Timeline
Glossary of Key Rhetorical Terms
Notes
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