Introducing Cicero A Latin Reader

ISBN-10: 1853996378

ISBN-13: 9781853996375

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Authors: Scottish Classics Group Staff, Marcus Tullius Cicero

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List price: $24.95
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 7/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748

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.

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Notes for the Student Life of Marcus Tullius Cicero Overview Chapter Background Notes
Cicero's First Important Case Marius and Sulla
A Useful Lesson Cursus Honorum
Training for Oratory Cicero's First Office
Who Should Prosecute Verres? Selecting a Prosecutor
Theft from Segesta Cicero Attacked Verres
Verres the General Sicily and Segesta
The Brilliance of Pompey Pompey and Mithridattes
An Appeal for Support Cicero's Letters
Denunciation of Catiline The Catilinarian Conspiracy
A Letter to his Idol Cicero Triumphs over Catiline
A Letter from Exile Patricians and Plebeians
Eight Months in Exile Cicero and Clodius
Homecoming The First Triumvirate
Arrival in Cilicia Break-up of the Triumvirate
Cicero the General Caesar Defeats Pompey
Civil War Imminent Cicero's Personal Problems
Coolness towards Terentia Cicero the Philosopher
A Case of Fraud Predicting the Future
Is Prediction Useful? Antony and Octavian
The Case against Divination The Philippics
A Crown for the Taking Cicero Backs Octavian
Attack on a New Tyrant The Second Triumvirate
I'm Doing All I Can Epilogue
Death of Cicero
Cicero and Oratory
Geographical Index Select Vocabulary
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