Selected Political Speeches by Marcus Tullius Cicero - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Amid the corruption and power struggles of the collapse of the Roman Republic, Cicero (106-43BC) produced some of the most...

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Details of Selected Political Speeches

Exact title of the book
Selected Political Speeches
Book author
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
336 pages
Language
English
Published
April 26th 1973 by Penguin Classics
File size (in PDF)
1344 kB
Selected Political Speeches

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Amid the corruption and power struggles of the collapse of the Roman Republic, Cicero (106-43BC) produced some of the most stirring and eloquent speeches in history. A statesman and lawyer, he was one of the only outsiders to penetrate the aristocratic circles that controlled the Roman state, and became renowned for his speaking to the Assembly, Senate and courtrooms. Whether fighting corruption, quashing the Catiline conspiracy, defending the poet Archias or railing against Mark Antony in the Philippics - the magnificent arguments in defence of liberty which led to his banishment and death - Cicero's speeches are oratory masterpieces, vividly evocative of the cut and thrust of Roman political life.