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Selected Letters

Cicero
Translated by P. G. Walsh

July 2008

ISBN: 9780199214204

416 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £11.99

This selection of Cicero's letters not merely documents in detail Cicero's career but simultaneously provides a month-by-month record of the collapse of the republic and its replacement by a tyranny. It provides a vivid picture of daily life and politics in Rome, the assassination of Caesar, and Cicero's vain resistance to the rise of Mark Antony.

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This selection of Cicero's letters not merely documents in detail Cicero's career but simultaneously provides a month-by-month record of the collapse of the republic and its replacement by a tyranny. It provides a vivid picture of daily life and politics in Rome, the assassination of Caesar, and Cicero's vain resistance to the rise of Mark Antony.

  • 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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Cicero

Translated by P. G. Walsh, Emeritus Professor of Humanity at the University of Glasgow

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