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Cicero: Selected Political Speeches (Penguin Classics)

Cicero: Selected Political Speeches (Penguin Classics)
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
ISBN 13: 9780140442144
ISBN 10: 140442146
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1977-12-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $16.00

As the Roman Republic lurched to its close, amid corruption, ruthless power struggles and gross inequality, Cicero produced some of the most stirring and eloquent speeches ever written. Whether he is quashing the Cataline conspiracy, defending the poet Archias or railing against Mark Antony in the Philippics - the magnificent speeches in defence of liberty that cost him his life - Cicero vividly evokes for us the cut and thrust of the Roman Assembly, Senate and court rooms. This excellent modern translation also enables readers to understand why Cicero was for centuries a major influence on prose writers and political thinkers of every kind.