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Cicero's Verrine Oration II. 4 With Notes and Vocabulary

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ISBN-10: 0814323820

ISBN-13: 9780814323823

Edition: 1992

Authors: Sheila K. Dickison, Marcus Tullius Cicero

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This text and commentary on Cicero's Verrines II.4 will guide students of Latin in translating a classical piece on political corruption in ancient Rome.Cicero's Verrine Oration II.4 is a comprehensive and versatile tool that will assist students in the early stages of reading and understanding Latin literary texts. Dickison's volume includes the complete Oxford Classical text of Cicero's Verrines II.4. Her detailed commentary provides students with generous assistance in identifying and managing difficult constructions and in recognizing forms and supplying definitions for vocabulary. When translations are given for difficult phrases, a literal rendering of the Latin is often included as a…    
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication date: 6/30/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.902

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,…