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Political Speeches


D.H. Berry

29 January 2009

ISBN: 9780199540136

400 pages

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £10.99


Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world and a leading politician of the closing era of the Roman republic. This book presents nine speeches which reflect the development, variety, and drama of his political career. These new translations achieve new standards of accuracy.

  • A unique selection of Cicero's most important political speeches which represent the development, variety, and drama of his political career.
  • The translation preserves Cicero's literary, artistic, and emotional force as an orator, while achieving new standards of accuracy.
  • A general introduction outlines Cicero's public career, and separate introductions explain the political significance of each of the speeches.
  • The notes are fuller and more reliable than in any previous translation, and based on original scholarship.
  • The edition includes an up-to-date scholarly bibliography, helpful glossary, and two maps.
  • Companion edition to Cicero's Defence Speeches in Oxford World's Classics.

About the Author(s)


D.H. Berry, Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Leeds

Table of Contents

    Against Verres (In Verrem I)
    Against Verres (In Verrem II.5)
    On the command of Gnaeus Pomeius (De imperio Cn. Pompeii)
    Against Catiline (In Catilinam I)
    Against Catiline (In Catilinam II)
    Against Catiline (In Catilinam III)
    Against Catiline (In Catilinam IV)
    For Marcellus (Pro Marcello)
    Philippic II