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Orations - Philippics 1-6

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ISBN-10: 0674996348

ISBN-13: 9780674996342

Edition: 2009

Authors: Marcus Tullius Cicero, D. R. Shackleton Bailey, John T. Ramsey, G. Manuwald

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/31/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 4.50" wide x 6.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638

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,…    

D. R. Shackleton Bailey was Pope Professor of Latin Language and Literature, Harvard University.

List of Cicero's Works
Preface to the Original Edition
Introduction to the Original Edition
Note on Manuscripts and Editions