Cicero: Cato Maior De Senectute by Marcus Tullius CiceroCicero: Cato Maior De Senectute by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cicero: Cato Maior De Senectute

byMarcus Tullius CiceroEditorJ. G. F. Powell, Kenneth Dover


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This is a complete critical edition of Cicero's Cato Maior de Senectute (On Old Age )with an introduction and commentary. The text is based on a fresh examination of the manuscript tradition while the introduction aims to place the work in the context of Cicero's writings on old age in the ancient world. The Roman and Ciceronian qualities of the work are emphasized, rather than the search for lost sources that occupied scholars in the past. Matters of text, language, and content are all considered equally in the commentary.
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: Cato Maior De SenectuteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521607043

ISBN - 13:9780521607049


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The literary character of the Cato; 2. Old age in the philosophic tradition; 3. The text and the manuscripts; Texts; Commentary; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...the book is well indexed and organized; its introduction is for all readers, and the volume is well worth acquiring by any College library." Elaine Fantham, Classical World