In Defence of the Republic

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

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This is a collection of some of Cicero’s greatest and most stirring speeches, translated by Siobhan McElduff.

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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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Weight 258 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 20 mm
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Paperback

Pages

336

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

875.01 (edition:22)

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General – Trade / Code: K