Cicero: Catilinarians by Marcus Tullius CiceroCicero: Catilinarians by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cicero: Catilinarians

byMarcus Tullius CiceroEditorAndrew R. Dyck

Paperback | June 2, 2008

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As consul in 63 BC Cicero faced a conspiracy to overthrow the Roman state launched by the frustrated consular candidate Lucius Sergius Catilina. Cicero's handling of this crisis would shape foreverafter the way he defined himself and his statesmanship. The four speeches he delivered during the crisis show him at the height of his oratorical powers and political influence. Divided between deliberative speeches given in the senate (1 and 4) and informational speeches delivered before the general public (2 and 3), the Catilinarians illustrate Cicero's adroit handling of several distinct types of rhetoric. Beginning in antiquity, this corpus served as a basic text for generations of students but fell into neglect during the past half-century. This edition, which is aimed primarily at advanced undergraduates and graduate students, takes account of recently discovered papyrus evidence, recent studies of Cicero's language, style and rhetorical techniques, and the relevant historical background.
Born in Arpinum on January 3, 106 B.C., Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman orator, writer, and politician. In Rome, Cicero studied law, oratory, philosophy, and literature, before embarking on a political career. Banished from Rome in 59 B.C. for the execution of some members of the Catiline group, Cicero devoted himself to literature. ...
Title:Cicero: CatilinariansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:June 2, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521540437

ISBN - 13:9780521540438


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Catiline's career down to 63; 2. Background to the conspiracy; 3. The conspiracy; 4. The Catilinarians: publication, possible revision; 5. Types of rhetoric within the Catilinarian corpus; 6. Influence through the centuries; 7. Language and style; 8. The text; M. TVLLI CICERONIS IN L. CATILINAM ORATIO PRIMA; M. TVLLI CICERONIS IN L. CATILINAM ORATIO SECUNDA; M. TVLLI CICERONIS IN L. CATILINAM ORATIO TERTIA; M. TVLLI CICERONIS IN L. CATILINAM ORATIO QVARTA; Commentary; Appendix 1. Historical sources cited; Appendix 2. The date of Catilinarian 1; Appendix 3. Prose rhythm.