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Published: 21 October 2008

300 Pages

ISBN: 9780856688744

Bookseller Code (06)

Cicero's Speeches

The Critic in Action

Stephen Usher

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

Cicero made a multiple bid for literary acclaim with his oratory and his writings on rhetoric, together with his works on politics, religion and philosophy. He was both orator and critic and his efficiency in preserving written versions of his speeches have left us with an abundance of material for the comparison of theory with practice.