Marcus Tullius Cicero: Speeches on Behalf of Marcus Fonteius and Marcus Aemilius Scaurus: Translated with Introduction and by Andrew R. DyckMarcus Tullius Cicero: Speeches on Behalf of Marcus Fonteius and Marcus Aemilius Scaurus: Translated with Introduction and by Andrew R. Dyck

Marcus Tullius Cicero: Speeches on Behalf of Marcus Fonteius and Marcus Aemilius Scaurus…

byAndrew R. Dyck

Paperback | May 31, 2012

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Besides his renowned prosecution of Gaius Verres, Cicero also appeared as defence counsel in a number of cases in which former governors were accused of misconduct in the provinces. This volume unites two such defences, both incompletely preserved, from an early phase of Cicero's career (ca.69 BC) and from his maturity (54 BC). The first speech is on behalf of Marcus Fonteius. Fonteius was governor of Transalpine Gaul probably from 74 to 72 BC, a time when the Romans were consolidating their control of that province and simultaneously fighting a bitter war with rebels under Sertorius in the Iberian Peninsula. Cicerodefends Fonteius with the argument that his measures, though severe, were in the state interest. The second speech is on behalf of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus, governor of Sardinia in 55, whose charges included not only peculation but also cruelty and hounding a woman to suicide through his unwantedattentions. In both cases Cicero seeks to stir Roman prejudice against the foreign witnesses testifying for the prosecution. The outcome of Fonteius' case is not clear from surviving evidence, but Scaurus was acquitted, only to be condemned and exiled on charges of corrupt electoral practices threeyears later. Dyck's volume provides a general introduction on the Roman extortion court and, for each speech, an introduction, English translation, and the first detailed commentary in English.
Andrew R. Dyck is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Title:Marcus Tullius Cicero: Speeches on Behalf of Marcus Fonteius and Marcus Aemilius Scaurus…Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:May 31, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of MapsAbbreviationsIntroduction1. The Extortion Court (quaestio de repetundis): Function and History2. A Note on the TranslationsOn behalf of Marcus FonteiusIntroduction1. The Romans and Transalpine Gaul2. Fonteius Career to 743. Fonteius Governorship of Gaul4. The Prosecution5. Cicero s Defence6. The Outcome7. The Surviving TextTranslationCommentaryOn behalf of Marcus Aemilius ScaurusIntroduction1. Sardinia: From Carthaginian Colony to Roman Province2. The Aemilii Scauri in Roman Society and Politics3. The Roman plebs and the Grain Supply4. Cicero s Political Position between the Council of Luca and the Defence of Scaurus5. The Trial of Scaurus6. The Surviving TextTranslationCommentaryAppendix 1: Chronological TableAppendix 2: The TextGlossary of Political and Ethical TermsGlossary of Rhetorical TermsMapsReferencesIndex