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Plutarch: Demosthenes and Cicero

Andrew Lintott

February 2013

ISBN: 9780199699728

238 pages
Paperback
216x138mm

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Clarendon Ancient History Series

Price: £35.99

Plutarch's Lives of Demosthenes and Cicero are an unusual pair in that they are about orators and not military men. With the translations and commentaries, Lintott provides a detailed introduction which discusses the context of the texts, the author, and the philosophy which underlies Plutarch's presentation of the two personalities.

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Plutarch's Lives of Demosthenes and Cicero are an unusual pair in that they are about orators and not military men. With the translations and commentaries, Lintott provides a detailed introduction which discusses the context of the texts, the author, and the philosophy which underlies Plutarch's presentation of the two personalities.

  • The first full English translation and commentary of the Lives of Demosthenes and Cicero treated as a single work for nearly a century.
  • The commentaries are not only about two distinguished orators and politicians, but about the failure of democratic/republican government in Rome.
  • Includes a detailed introduction which discusses the background and context to the Lives, essential information about the author, and the philosophy which underlies Plutarch's presentation of the two personalities.

About the Author(s)

Andrew Lintott, Emeritus Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford

Andrew Lintott is Emeritus Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford.

Table of Contents

    Abbreviations
    Preface
    Introduction
    Demosthenes Chronology
    Life of Demosthenes
    Notes to Life of Demosthenes
    Cicero Chronology
    Life of Cicero and Comparison
    Notes to Life of Cicero
    Bibliography