Ten Speeches (Google eBook)

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Hackett Publishing, Mar 13, 2009 - 376 pages
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The ten speeches in this volume illustrate Cicero's entire career and exemplify all the major contexts for his oratory: before the senate, the people, and the courts. They illuminate the major political crises of Cicero's time and offer portraits of many of the major political figures. Several of these speeches also shed light on the most important cultural and literary debates of the late Republic. 

 

James Zetzel's general Introduction discusses Cicero's public life; the social, political, and cultural contexts of his speeches; and the challenges of translating them into modern English. This edition also includes an introduction to each speech, a section on Roman institutions and offices, a chronological table, maps, a bibliography, and a biographical index.

  

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Contents

1 Against Verres
1
2 In Support of Manilius Law
73
3 Second Speech against Catiline
105
4 In Defense of Lucius Murena
122
5 In Defense of the Poet Archias
168
6 In Defense of Marcus Caelius
187
7 Against Lucius Calpurnius Piso
228
8 On Behalf of Marcus Marcellus
278
9 Fourth Philippic Oration against Antony
292
10 Ninth Philippic Oration against Antony
302
Works Cited
310
Biographical Index
315
Back Cover
333
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About the author (2009)

James Zetzel is Anthon Professor of the Latin Language and Literature in the Classics Department at Columbia University.

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