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Title:Selected Political Speeches
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Marcus Tullius Cicero, Michael Grant
Publisher:Penguin Classics
ISBN:0140442146
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Number of Pages:336
Category:History, Classics, Philosophy, Politics, Non fiction, Ancient history

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

Selected Works

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


On the Republic/On the Laws

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


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


On the Good Life

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On Duties

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The Nature of the Gods

b My present intention is to clear myself of any suspicion of partially by presenting the views of the generality of philosophers concerning the nature of the gods b br p In i The Nature of the Gods i Cicero presents a detailed account of the Greek theories of deity examining the theologies of the Epicureans and the Stoics together with critical objections to these doctrines raised by the Academic school Providing vital evidence of the views of the Greek philosophers of the Hellenistic age Cicero also casts light on the intellectual life of first century Rome When these Greek beliefs are translated into the Roman context they result in a fascinating clash of ideologies br p p This new translation of a work whose importance is becoming increasingly recognized is complemented by an invaluable introduction to the main philosophical issues as well as substantial and helpful annotation p


Selected Letters

The greatest orator in Roman history Marcus Tullius Cicero remained one of the republic s chief supporters throughout his life guided by profound political beliefs that illuminated his correspondence with both close friends and powerful aristocrats A chronicle of a crumbling civilization during the era when the republic disintegrated and was replaced by despotism his Letters portray a world dominated by characters who have since acquired almost mythic status including Pompey Caesar Brutus Cassius and Mark Antony Whether describing the vagaries of war the collapse of Roman society his beloved republic or his own personal domestic dramas all compellingly reflect the complex personality of an honourable and selfless man whose refusal to compromise ultimately cost him his life


On Old Age, On Friendship & On Divination

p 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 p The Loeb Classical Library edition of Cicero is in twenty nine volumes p p p


Rhetorica ad Herennium

The Rhetorica ad Herrenium was traditionally attributed to Cicero BCE and reflects as does Cicero s De Inventione Hellenistic rhetorical teaching But most recent editors attribute it to an unknown author br br The Greek art of rhetoric was first naturalized at Rome in the time of the younger Scipio and Latin treatises on the subject were in circulation from the time of the Gracchi But the books by Cato Antonius and the other Roman writers have not come down to us and it is from the second decade of the first century B C that we have in the treatise addressed to Gaius Herennius the oldest Latin Art preserved entire Like Cicero s incomplete De Inventione which belongs close to it in time this work reflects Hellenistic rhetorical teaching Our author however gives us a Greek art in Latin dress combining a Roman spirit with Greek doctrine It is a technical manual systematic and formal in arrangement its exposition is bald but in greatest part clear and precise Indeed the writer s specific aims are to achieve clarity and conciseness and to complete the exposition of his subject with reasonable speed He seeks clarity through the use of Roman terms and of specially selected examples he seeks conciseness by keeping practical needs always in view by scrupulously avoiding irrelevant matter and by presenting methods and principles not a host of particular illustrations of a given point


On the Nature of the Gods. Academics

p 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 p The Loeb Classical Library edition of Cicero is in twenty nine volumes p


On the Good Life, Selected Works, On Old Age, On Friendship & On Divination, On the Nature of the Gods. Academics, On the Republic/On the Laws, Selected Political Speeches, Selected Letters, On Duties, Rhetorica ad Herennium, The Nature of the Gods