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  • ISBN:9780521691161
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):Classics
  • Author(s):John Murrell
  • Available from: January 2008

An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts.

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    Cicero was one of the greatest and most human men of antiquity. He was on the closest terms with political giants such as Pompeius and Caesar and far surpassed them in oratorical and legal skills. Since so much of his work survives, he stands as a prism through which we can study the last years of the Roman Republic, above all its transition to the rule of one man. Through a selection from his writings, this book provides a chronological outline of his life and political career, tracing his many successes and ultimate failure.

  • Contents
    • Clear, user-friendly layout is accessible for a range of students, both Classicists and those studying more general topics in Classical and ancient history and civilisation.

    • New translations of key passages of Latin and Greek written in approachable, readable English that can be easily accessed by all students.

    • Translation and commentaries by key scholars in the Classical field provide readable, informative texts with broad appeal.

    • Preface
    • Introduction
    • 1. Arpinum and Rome
    • 2. Sulla and Italy
    • 3. Entering upon public office
    • 4. A corrupt governor
    • 5. The 'new man' progresses in politics
    • 6. Catilina and Clodius
    • 7. The 'First Triumvirate'
    • 8. Exile and restoration
    • 9. Cicero the realist
    • 10. Governing Cilicia
    • 11. Civil War and dictatorship
    • 12. Antonius and Octavianus
    • Further reading and references
    • Greek and Roman authors
    • Glossary.

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