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Published: 10 July 2008

416 Pages | 3 maps


ISBN: 9780199214204

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Selected Letters

Translated by P. G. Walsh

Oxford World's Classics

  • Cicero's letters provide an unparalleled first-hand account of the last years of the Roman republic and its replacement by a tyranny, years dominated by the figures of Pompey, Caesar, Mark Antony, and Octavian.
  • Cicero's letters to family and friends shed light not only on day-to-day politics but also on the domestic life and character of their author, and life in Rome between 68 and 43 BCE.
  • This is the largest one-volume selection of Cicero's letters which are arranged in eight chronological sections in P. G. Walsh's attractive translation, charting his career through this turbulent period in Roman history.
  • Lively introduction sets out the historical context, and the nature of the letters and Cicero's correspondents. Full annotation identifies individuals and allusions.
  • Editorial material includes maps, a Note on Roman names, Glossary of Terms, and index.

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