Cicero: Select Letters by Marcus Tullius CiceroCicero: Select Letters by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cicero: Select Letters

byMarcus Tullius CiceroEditorD. R. Shackleton Bailey

Paperback | July 31, 1980

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Professor Shackleton Bailey is renowned for his major scholarly editions of Cicero's letters already published by Cambridge University Press. This selection from the complete correspondence is designed specifically for students at universities and in the upper forms at schools, and offers them a representative introduction to one of the most varied and most important literary correspondences in any language. In choosing letters for inclusion the editor concentrates on Cicero as a man and writer and on his relationship with his contemporaries, but he has also included letters which deal with people and events of special significance in the turbulent political history of the period. The edition includes an introduction, the text of the letters with critical notes, and a commentary which gives help with linguistic problems as well as elucidating the historical and social 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. ...
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Title:Cicero: Select LettersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.55 inPublished:July 31, 1980Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521295246

ISBN - 13:9780521295246

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Table of Contents

Preface; Bibliographical note; Introduction; The letters; Commentary; Appendixes; Concordances; Indexes to the commentary.