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An account of the life and letters of Cicero

by Bernhard Rudolf Abeken

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Published by Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans in London .
Written in English


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Statementtranslated from the German of Bernard Rudolf Abeken ; edited by Charles Merivale
ContributionsMerivale, Charles, 1808-1893
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDG260 C5 A23
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 484 p.
Number of Pages484
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24425202M

Cicero's Rome's greatest orator, Marcus Tullius Cicero was a renowned philosopher and political theorist whose influence upon the history of European literature has been immense. For the first time in digital publishing history, readers can now enjoy Cicero’s complete works in English and Latin on their eReaders, with beautiful illustrations. Arranged chronologically, the selection is rich in the letters Cicero wrote to members of his family and friends. They highlight his private character, tastes, daily life, and relations with his personal and literary friends. The letters bearing on political matters outline Cicero’s public life and times/5(3).

Indeed, the rediscovery of a cache of his letters is often credited as being one of the driving forces behind the Renaissance. In this book, author Alfred John Church provides a detailed account of daily life in Cicero's era, offering numerous insights . One of Rome's most memorable and keenly observant writers, his letters to friends and family are an astonishingly detailed record of daily life and politics in Rome. Here is the largest one-volume selection of Cicero's letters currently available, documenting Cicero's tumultuous career and providing a month-by-month record of the final collapse.

It is to this corpus of over letters that we owe most of our information about Cicero’s literary activity. And taken as a whole, the letters provide a first-hand account of . Cicero's letters are saturated with learned philosophical allusions and arguments. This innovative study shows just how fundamental these are for understanding Cicero's philosophical activities and for explaining the enduring interest of his ethical and political : Cambridge University Press.


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From the Germ., Ed. by C. Merivale. An account of the life and letters of Cicero; translated from the German of Bernard Rudolf Abeken. Full text of "An account of the life and letters of Cicero" See other formats. Cicero's letters are saturated with learned philosophical allusions and arguments.

This innovative study shows just how fundamental these are for understanding Cicero's philosophical activities and for explaining the enduring interest of his ethical and political thought.

Dr McConnell draws particular attention to Cicero's treatment of Plato's Seventh Letter and his. Letters of Cicero by Marcus Tullius Cicero avg rating — ratings — published — 56 editions.

The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity.

The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far-reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely the ascendancy of Rome.

For the great Roman orator and statesman Cicero, 'the good life' was at once a life of contentment and one of moral virtue - and the two were inescapably intertwined. This volume brings together a wide range of his reflections upon the importance of moral integrity in the search for happiness.

In essays that are articulate, meditative and inspirational, Cicero presents his views upon the 4/5(1). The period covered by the letters of Cicero is one of the most interesting and momentous in the history of the world, and these letters afford a picture of the chief personages and most important events of that age from the pen of a man who was not only himself in the midst of the conflict, but who was a consummate literary artist.

Published by Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd inthis is the first hardback printing of D R Shackleton Bailey's Cicero (Classical Life and Letters). pages, red cloth binding, gilt lettering, the book is in good condition with the initials of a previous owner written in biro at the top of the half title page and a single pen annotation in the.

Accessible to us through his legendary speeches but also through an unrivaled collection of unguarded letters to his close friend Atticus, Cicero comes to life as a witty and cunning political operator, the most eloquent and astute witness to the last days of Republican Rome.

Praise for Cicero/5(25). The account issued to you by CICERO Systems shall be used only in the manner described below. Violations of these rules may result in termination of access and/or be cause for legal action. The account shall be used only by the person to whom it is issued.

You are responsible for the actions of anyone using your account. This book is intended for the general reader; its aim is to give a representative impression of Cicero's career and character, of life in his day, and of the changing political scene.

Selections from of Cicero's Letters, belonging to the years BC, in English translation are arranged chronologically with an introduction, notes, glossary of technical terms, index of proper names. Full text of "An account of the life and letters of Cicero: tr.

from the Germ., ed. by C. Merivale" See other formats. An account of the life and letters of Cicero translated from the German of Bernard Rudolf Abeken. Cicero's speeches and letters remain some of the most important primary sources that survive on the last days of the Roman Republic. During the chaotic latter half of the first century B.C.

marked by civil wars and the dictatorship of Gaius Julius Caesar, Cicero championed a return to the traditional republican government. The letters begin, then, in B.C. 68, when Cicero was in his thirty-seventh year.

He was already a man of established reputation both as a pleader and a writer. Rhetorical treatises (B.C. 86), translations from Xenophon and Plato (B.C. 84), and from the poems of Aratus (B.C. 81), had given evidence of a varied literary interest and a promise of future eminence, while his.

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