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Cicero Philippics I-II

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ISBN-10: 052142285X

ISBN-13: 9780521422857

Edition: 2003

Authors: Marcus Tullius Cicero, John T. Ramsey, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Richard Hunter

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This edition presents the Latin text and commentary on the First and Second Philippics, two of the most polished orations in the Ciceronian corpus. The period covered by these speeches is an important one because the Roman state was in transition from Republic to Empire.
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.91" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

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,…    

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References and abbreviations
the Roman world in 50 BC
Rome in the Late Republic
Calendar of events of 44 BC
Historical background
Survey of the primary sources
The Philippics
Prose rhythm
The text
M. Tvlli Ciceronis in M. Antonivm Oratio Philippica Prima
M. Tvilli Ciceronis in M. Antonivm Oratio Philippica Secvnda