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Title:Selected Political Speeches
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Selected Political Speeches by Marcus Tullius Cicero, Michael Grant

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Selected Political Speeches Amid the corruption and power struggles of the collapse of the Roman Republic Cicero BC produced some of the most stirring and eloquent speeches in history A statesman and lawyer he was one of the only outsiders to penetrate the aristocratic circles that controlled the Roman state and became renowned for his speaking to the Assembly Senate and courtrooms Whether fighting corruption quashing the Catiline conspiracy defending the poet Archias or railing against Mark Antony in the Philippics the magnificent arguments in defence of liberty which led to his banishment and death Cicero s speeches are oratory masterpieces vividly evocative of the cut and thrust of Roman political life

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Amid the corruption and power struggles of the collapse of the Roman Republic Cicero BC produced some of the most stirring and eloquent speeches in history A statesman and lawyer he was one of the only outsiders to penetrate the aristocratic circles that controlled the Roman state and became renowned for his speaking to the Assembly Senate and courtrooms Whether fighting corruption quashing the Catiline conspiracy defending the poet Archias or railing against Mark Antony in the Philippics the magnificent arguments in defence of liberty which led to his banishment and death Cicero s speeches are oratory masterpieces vividly evocative of the cut and thrust of Roman political life, No description available, Cicero Marcus Tullius BCE Roman lawyer orator politician and philosopher of whom we know more than of any other Roman lived through the stirring era which saw the rise dictatorship and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time Of about speeches delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political before jurors if judicial survive a few of them incompletely In the fourteenth century Petrarch and other Italian humanists discovered manuscripts containing more than letters of which more than were written by Cicero and nearly by others to him These afford a revelation of the man all the more striking because most were not written for publication Six rhetorical works survive and another in fragments Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others and some lost There is also poetry some original some as translations from the Greek p The Loeb Classical Library edition of Cicero is in twenty nine volumes p, Introduction by Michael Grant br i Against Verres I i br twenty three letters br i The Second Philippic Against Antony i br i On Duties III i br i On Old Age i br Appendices inc maps genealogy definitions br br First published reprinted w revisions reprinted w additional revisions