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ISBN-10: 0140455531
ISBN-13: 9780140455533
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 11/29/2011
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 5.00" W, 1.00" H

In Defence of the Republic

Translator: Siobhan McElduff
Introduction by: Siobhan McElduff
Notes by: Siobhan McElduff

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Overview

Cicero (106-43BC) was the most brilliant orator in Classical history. Even one of the men who authorized his assassination, the Emperor Octavian, admitted to his grandson that Cicero was: ‘an eloquent man, my boy, eloquent and a lover of his country’. This new selection of speeches illustrates Cicero’s fierce loyalty to the Roman Republic, giving an overview of his oratory from early victories in the law courts to the height of his political career in the Senate. We see him sway the opinions of the mob and the most powerful men in Rome, in favour of Pompey the Great and against the conspirator Catiline, while The Philippics, considered his finest achievements, contain the thrilling invective delivered against his rival, Mark Antony, which eventually led to Cicero’s death.

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Details

ISBN-10: 0140455531
ISBN-13: 9780140455533
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 11/29/2011
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 5.00" W, 1.00" H
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