Cicero 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.
Cicero In the works translated in the present volume, Cicero makes such constant references to the doctrines and systems of the ancient Greek Philosophers, that it seems desirable to give a brief account of the most remarkable of those mentioned by him; not entering at length into the history of their lives, but indicating the principal theories which they maintained, and the main points in which they agreed with, or differed from, each other. The earliest of them was Thales, who was born at Miletus, about 640 b. c. He was a man of great political sagacity and influence; but we have to consider him here as the earliest philosopher who appears to have been convinced of the necessity of scientific proof of whatever was put forward to be believed, and as the originator of mathematics and geometry. He was also a great astronomer; for we read in Herodotus (i. 74) that he predicted the eclipse of the sun which happened in the reign of Alyattes, king of Lydia, b. c. 609. He asserted that water is the origin of all things; that everything is produced out of it, and everything is resolved into it. He also asserted that it is the soul which originates all motion, so much so, that he attributes a soul to the magnet. Aristotle also represents him as saying that everything is full of Gods. He does not appear to have left any written treatises behind him: we are uncertain when or where he died, but he is said to have lived to a great age—to 78, or, according to some writers, to 90 years of age.
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Cicero The first of them was the fruit of his retirement, during the remains of the Civil War in Africa; and was composed in the form of a Dialogue. It contains a few short, but very masterly sketches of all the Speakers who had flourished either in Greece or Rome, with any reputation of Eloquence, down to his own time; and as he generally touches the principal incidents of their lives, it will be considered, by an attentive reader, as a concealed epitome of the Roman history. The conference is supposed to have been held with Atticus, and their common friend Brutus, in Cicero’s garden at Rome, under the statue of Plato, whom he always admired, and usually imitated in his dialogues: and he seems in this to have copied even his double titles, calling it Brutus, or the History of famous Orators. It was intended as a supplement, or fourth book, to three former ones, on the qualifications of an Orator. The second, which is intitled The Orator, was composed a very short time afterwards (both of them in the 61st year of his age) and at the request of Brutus. It contains a plan, or critical delineation, of what he himself esteemed the most finished Eloquence, or style of Speaking.
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Table of Contents
List of Works by Genre Marcus Tullius Cicero Biography
List of Works by Genre
Ethical Writings :: Political Works :: Philosophical works :: Other Works
Ethical Writings: On Moral Duties (De Officiis) (44 BC)
(Translated by Andrew P. Peabody) On Old Age (De Senectute)
(44 BC) (Translated by Andrew P. Peabody) On Friendship (De
Amicitia) (44 BC) (Translated by Andrew P. Peabody) On The
Nature Of The Gods (De Natura Deorum) (45 BC) (Translated by C. D.
Political Works: Treatise on the Commonwealth (54 BC)
Treatise on the Laws (51 BC) (Translated by By Francis
Philosophical works: Academica (45 BC) Brutus, or The History of
Eloquence (46 BC) (Translated by E. Jones) Tusculan Disputations (45
BC) Treatise On Rhetorical Invention (Translated by C.D. Yonge)
Other works: Letters (Translated by Evelyn S.
Schuckburgh) Orations (Translated by C.D. Yonge)
Cicero The most extraordinary and influential treatise ever written on political ethics. Though composed in late 44 B.C., it is relevant and applicable even today. Cicero has outlined all the aspects which aspiring politicians need to know and follow for an honorable career. He believes that justice, intelligence, nobility of character, and decorum are characteristics which guarantee success not only in politics but in all facets of life. Inspirational!
Cicero On Old Age is an essay written by Cicero in 44 BC on the subject of aging and death. It has remained popular because of its profound subject matter as well as its clear and beautiful language. It is a standard text for teaching Latin to students in the second year. The Latin title of the piece is "Cato Maior de Senectute". To lend his reflections greater import, Cicero wrote his essay such that the esteemed Cato the Elder was lecturing to Scipio Africanus and Gaius Laelius Sapiens.
Cicero The Cicero Anthology is a collection of the most acute and incisive works of one of the greatest and most celebrated orators in all of history.
Cicero is still celebrated to this day for his skills as a Roman Senator, rhetorician, orator, lawyer, and writer; and for the courage and conviction of his desperate efforts to preserve the Roman republic in the face of conspiracies and violence against the state.
The clear lucidity of his written insight has preserved the power of his voice through the ages, and a vast collection of his works have been brought together here in this Bybliotech Anthology.
This Anthology contains, "On Friendship", "On Old Age", "On Rhetoric", "On the nature of Good and Evil", "Academica", "On Topics", On the Commonwealth", "Scipio's Dream", "The Letters", "The Philippics", "An Oratory Against Brutus", "The Tusculum Disputations", "On the Nature of the Gods", and "On Oratory".
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Cicero 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, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)
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PRO ROSCIO AMERINO
PRO Q. ROSCIO COMOEDO
DIVINATIO IN CAECILIUM
PRO LEGE MANILIA
IN TOGA CANDIDA
PRO RABIRIO PERDUELLIONIS REO
IN CATILINAM I-IV
DE LEGE AGRARIA CONTRA RULLUM
PRO ARCHIA POETA)
POST REDITUM IN SENATU
POST REDITUM IN QUIRITES
DE HARUSPICUM RESPONSIS
DE DOMO SUA
IN VATINIUM TESTEM
DE PROVINCIIS CONSULARIBUS
PRO RABIRIO POSTUMO
PRO REGE DEIOTARO
FRAGMENTS OF SPEECHES
Rhetorical and Political Treatises
DE INVENTIONE (About the Composition of Arguments)
DE ORATORE AD QUINTUM FRATREM LIBRI TRES (On the Orator)
DE PARTITIONIBUS ORATORIAE (About the Subdivisions of Oratory)
DE OPTIMO GENERE ORATORUM (About the Best Kind of Orators)
DE RE PUBLICA (On the Republic)
BRUTUS (Short History of Orators)
ORATOR AD M. BRUTUM (About the Orator)
TOPICA (Topics of Argumentation)
DE LEGIBUS (On the Laws)
PARADOXA STOICORUM (Stoic Paradoxes)
ACADEMICA (The Academics)
DE FINIBUS BONORUM ET MALORUM (About the Ends of Goods and Evils)
TUSCULANAE QUAESTIONES (Tusculum Disputations)
DE NATURA DEORUM (On the Nature of the Gods)
DE DIVINATIONE (On Divination)
DE FATO (On Fate)
CATO MAIOR DE SENECTUTE (On Old Age)
LAELIUS DE AMICITIA (On Friendship)
DE OFFICIIS (On Duties)
EPISTULAE AD ATTICUM (Letters to Atticus)
EPISTULAE AD QUINTUM FRATREM (Letters to his brother Quintus)
EPISTULAE AD BRUTUM (Letters to Brutus)
EPISTULAE AD FAMILIARES (Letters to his friends)
DE CONSULATU SUO (On Cicero’s Consulship)
RHETORICA AD HERENNIUM (To the Tribune Publius Sulpicius Rufus)
COMMENTARIOLUM PETITIONIS (Essay on Running for Consul)
The Latin Texts
LIST OF LATIN TEXTS
CICERO by Plutarch
LIFE OF CICERO by Anthony Trollope
CICERO by W. Lucas Collins
ROMAN LIFE IN THE DAYS OF CICERO by Alfred John Church
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Julius Caesar, Cicero, Horace, Cato, Isaac Newton & Dante Alighieri The essential collection of texts in Latin:
Bellum Civile, Julius Caesar
Caesar's Commentaries, Books I-IV, Julius Caesar
Liber de Caesaribus, Aurelius Victor
Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Isaac Newton
Strategemata, Sextus Iulius Frontinus
The Hymns of Prudentius
De Agri Cultura, M. Porcius Cato
Odes and Epodes, Horace
Commentarii Institutionum, Gaius
Breviarium ab Urbe Condita, Eutropius
De Vulgari Eloquentia, Dante Alighieri
de Officiis, Cicero
Giovanni Boccaccio, Boethius, Cicero, Leonardo DaVinci, Giacomo Leopardi, Nicolo Machiavelli, Ovid, Silvio Pellico & Petrarch A huge anthology of classic Italian writers with an active table of contents.
Authors and works include:
Giovanni Boccaccio: The Decameron La Fiammetta
Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy
Marcus Tullius Cicero: De Amicitia, Scipio's Dream History of Famous Orators Treatises on Friendship and Old Age
Dante Alighieri: The Banquet The Divine Comedy: Inferno Purgatory Paradise
Writings of Leonardo Da Vinci: Volume One Volume Two
Giacomo Leopardi: Poems
Nicolo Machiavelli: The Prince Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius The Art of War History of Florence and Italy
Cicero This work contains two of Cicero’s most important political writings, "The Republic" (De re publica) and "The Laws" (De Legibus). In "The Republic", or "On the Commonwealth", Cicero crafts a Socratic dialogue in six books on the subject of Roman politics. Cicero discusses the history of Roman politics and its constitution, the role of justice in government, the types of constitutions, the role of education, and the ideal citizen in a republic. In "The Laws" we find another Socratic dialogue which discusses the laws and in which Cicero expounds on his theories of natural law and of harmony among the classes. Only three books of "The Laws" remain from an indeterminate number that were originally written. Together these books will enlighten the reader as to the foundation of Cicero’s political philosophy and give one insight into the early democratic ideals which form the foundation of western political thought.
Cicero The correspondence of Cicero, as preserved for us by his freedman Tiro, does not open till the thirty-ninth year of the orator's life, and is so strictly contemporary, dealing so exclusively with the affairs of the moment, that little light is thrown by it on his previous life. It does not become continuous till the year after his consulship (B.C. 62). There are no letters in the year of the consulship itself or the year of his canvass for the consulship (B.C. 64 and 63). It begins in B.C. 68, and between that date and B.C. 65 there are only eleven letters. We have, therefore, nothing exactly contemporaneous to help us to form a judgment on the great event which coloured so much of his after life, the suppression of the Catilinarian conspiracy and the execution of the conspirators, in the last month of his consulship. But setting aside the first eleven letters, we have from that time forward a correspondence illustrating.
Cicero Itís an essay on old age and death. Its rational and philosophical subject matter is embellished by beautiful language. This book is a luminous substantiation of Ciceroís meticulous emblematic style. It is still popular as Ciceroís powerful commentary over a very momentous issue of growing age with explanatory notes is astounding. Timeless!
Cicero Cicero introduces the Roman concept of friendship through a dialogue between Laelius and his two sons-in-law, one of them being Ciceroís teacher who later recounted the dialogue to him. Laelius, bereaved by the recent death of his close friend Scipio, describes various aspects of friendship. Cicero has captured the emotions and actualities brilliantly. Touching and thought-provoking!
Cicero 9 works of Cicero
Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist (106-43 BC)
This ebook presents a collection of 9 works of Cicero . A dynamic table of contents allows you to jump directly to the work selected.
Table of Contents:
Cato Maior de Senectute with Introduction and Notes
Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker
Cicero's Tusculan Disputations
De Amicitia, Scipio's Dream
The Academic Questions
The Letters of Cicero – Volume I
The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero - Volume IV
Treatises on Friendship and Old Age
Cicero & Michael Grant Amid the corruption and power struggles of the collapse of the Roman Republic, Cicero (106-43BC) produced some of the most stirring and eloquent speeches in history. A statesman and lawyer, he was one of the only outsiders to penetrate the aristocratic circles that controlled the Roman state, and became renowned for his speaking to the Assembly, Senate and courtrooms. Whether fighting corruption, quashing the Catiline conspiracy, defending the poet Archias or railing against Mark Antony in the Philippics - the magnificent arguments in defence of liberty which led to his banishment and death - Cicero's speeches are oratory masterpieces, vividly evocative of the cut and thrust of Roman political life.
Cicero, Lance Rossi & Richard Gerberding Cicero's classic ON OLD AGE is now adapted, explained, and updated to today's world. "Getting old is not for sissies": the mortal words of Bette Davis. And somewhat the theme of the Cicero's ON OLD AGE. Except that Cicero did not believe in denying aging or hiding its effects. What he believed had been passed on for generations and still speaks to a modern world.
Now "De Senectute" can be read with a real understanding of it, explained and presented to the current reader. Adapted by Richard Gerberding, a retired professor of history and director of Classical Studies at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, Cicero's essay makes sense and is lively. Clever illustrations by Lance Rossi add to the enjoyment.
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Cicero De Officiis (On Duties) was Cicero's last philosophical work. In it he made use of Greek thought to formulate the political and ethical values of Roman Republican society as he saw them, revealing incidentally a great deal about actual practice. Writing at a time of political crisis after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC, when it was not clear how much of the old Republican order would survive, Cicero here handed on the insights of an elder statesman, adept at political theory and practice, to his son, and through him, to the younger generation in general. De Officiis has often been treated merely as a key to the lost Greek works that Cicero used. This volume aims to render De Officiis, which was such an important influence on later masterpieces of Western political thought, more intelligible by explaining its relation to its own time and place. A wholly new translation is accompanied by a lucid introduction and all the standard features of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought, including a chronology, select bibliography, and notes on the vocabulary and significant individuals mentioned in the text.
Cicero & Niall Rudd Cicero's The Republic is an impassioned plea for responsible government, based on Greek political theory, and written just before the civil war that ended the Roman Republic. Its sequel, The Laws, expounds the influential doctrine of Natural Law, setting out an ideal code for a reformed Roman Republic that is half in the realm of Utopia. This is the first complete English translation of both works since 1928.
Cicero Em “Da República” defende, como sistema político ideal, um modelo misto de aristocracia e de governo popular. Fundamentando suas idéias, analisa e discute, sob a forma de diálogo, as características do verdadeiro homem público, igualdade de direitos, injustiça, tirania, o culto da família e do lar doméstico, a dissolução dos costumes gregos e romanos.
Cicero & Philip Freeman Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest statesman and orator, was elected to the Roman Republic's highest office at a time when his beloved country was threatened by power-hungry politicians, dire economic troubles, foreign turmoil, and political parties that refused to work together. Sound familiar? Cicero's letters, speeches, and other writings are filled with timeless wisdom and practical insight about how to solve these and other problems of leadership and politics. How to Run a Country collects the best of these writings to provide an entertaining, common sense guide for modern leaders and citizens. This brief book, a sequel to How to Win an Election, gathers Cicero's most perceptive thoughts on topics such as leadership, corruption, the balance of power, taxes, war, immigration, and the importance of compromise. These writings have influenced great leaders--including America's Founding Fathers--for two thousand years, and they are just as instructive today as when they were first written.
Organized by topic and featuring lively new translations, the book also includes an introduction, headnotes, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and an appendix containing the original Latin texts. The result is an enlightening introduction to some of the most enduring political wisdom of all time.
Cicero Benjamin Patrick Newton’s translation of Cicero’s On Duties is the most complete edition of a text that has been considered a source of moral authority throughout classical, medieval, and modern times. Marcus Tullius Cicero was a preeminent Roman statesman, orator, and philosopher who introduced philosophy into Rome, and through Rome, into Christendom and the modern world. On Duties was championed by important thinkers including Thomas Aquinas, Montesquieu, and Voltaire, and it was one of the earliest books printed on the Gutenberg press.
The true significance of On Duties lies in its examination of several fundamental problems of political philosophy, the most important being the possible conflict between the honorable and the useful. The honorable encompasses the virtues of human beings, which include justice and concern for the common good. The useful refers to the needs of living beings, which includes certain necessities and concern for private good. Only by understanding the possible conflict between these two sides of human nature, Cicero declares, may we understand our duties to our community and to ourselves. This new edition of On Duties aims to provide readers who cannot read Latin but wish to study the book with a literal yet elegant translation. It features an introduction, outline, footnotes, interpretative essay, glossary, and indexes, making Cicero’s thought accessible to a general audience.
Cicero Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and Roman constitutionalist who lived during the first century BC. Considered as one of the great minds of ancient Rome, Cicero was also a gifted orator and gave many famous speeches during his political career. In this book you will find Cicero’s treatises on oration including, "The Orator", "A Dialogue Concerning Oratorical Partitions", and "Treatise on the Best Style of Orators". These classic and enduring expositions on oration are at once useful for anyone trying to improve upon their own oratorical abilities and a revealing look at Cicero and oration during the time of ancient Rome.
Cato Maior de Senectute
Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators
Cicero's Tusculan Disputations
De Amicitia, Scipio's Dream
The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Treatises on Friendship and Old Age
Cicero Towards the end of his life, Cicero turned away from his oratorical and political career and looked instead to matters of philosophy and religion. The dialogue The Nature of the Gods both explores his own views on these subjects, as a monotheist and member of the Academic School, and considers the opinion of other philosophical schools of the Hellenistic age through the figures of Velleius the Epicurean and Balbus the Stoic. Eloquent, clearly argued and surprisingly modern, it focuses upon a series of fundamental religious questions including: is there a God? If so, does he answer prayers, or intervene in human affairs? Does he know the future? Does morality need the support of religion? Profoundly influential on later thinkers, such as Saint Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, this is a fascinating consideration of fundamental issues of faith and philosophical thought.
Cicero & Thomas Habinek In the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philosophical treatises on such diverse topics as friendship, religion, death, fate and scientific inquiry. A pragmatist at heart, Cicero's philosophies were frequently personal and ethical, drawn not from abstract reasoning but through careful observation of the world. The resulting works remind us of the importance of social ties, the questions of free will, and the justification of any creative endeavour.
This lively, lucid new translation from Thomas Habinek, editor of Classical Antiquity and the Classics and Contemporary Thought book series, makes Cicero's influential ideas accessible to every reader.
Cicero Cicero placed a high value on the importance of mastering the skill of rhetoric, which is the art of using language as a means to persuade. Such a skill was important especially in the practice of law and politics, of which he did both. In the "Treatise of Rhetorical Invention" Cicero outlines his theories on rhetoric in this early composition. In "Topics" we find an exposition of the tools that an orator may avail himself of in crafting a convincing argument. Cicero is thought of as one of the greatest orators of all time and it is due in no small part to his mastery of rhetoric. This collection, translated by C. D. Yonge, will give the reader great insight into the skill of rhetoric as it was thought of and practiced by an early master of the skill.
Cicero This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works or all the significant works - the Œuvre - of this famous and brilliant writer in one ebook - 7566 pages easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate: • Cicero's Tusculan Disputations • The Letters of Cicero • Treatises on Friendship and Old Age • De Officiis • The Orations of • Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker. • The Academic Questions, Treatise De Finibus, and Tusculan Disputations, of M.T. Cicero, With a Sketch of the Greek Philosophers Mentioned by Cicero • Letters of • De Amicitia, Scipio's Dream • etc.
Cicero & D. H. Berry This volume presents five of Cicero's most famous defence speeches: of Roscius, accused of murder; of Murena, accused of bribery; of Archias, on a citizenship charge; of Caelius, accused of violence; and of Milo, accused of murdering Cicero's hated enemy Clodius. These new translations achieve new standards of accuracy and introductions and notes guide the reader through the speeches.
Cicero Here is presented Cicero's theological exposition, "The Nature of the Gods", in which the ancient Roman philosopher reflects upon the philosophical questions of religion. "He was, he says, urged to them as a means of relief from the irksome political inactivity to which he was reduced by the supremacy in the state of Julius Cæsar, and he also hoped to find in them a distraction from the grief caused him by the death of his daughter Tullia. He felt, too, that for the sake of the national credit it was right that the philosophy of Greece should be brought before his countrymen in their own tongue, and in the case of the special branch of philosophy discussed in the 'De Natura' he had another and more pressing motive. For it was necessary there to consider those theological questions the answers to which determined the character and even the possibility of religion, and therefore, in his opinion, of morality as well."
Cicero Cicero's essay On Friendship ( de amicitia) is of interest as much for the light it sheds on Roman society as for its embodiment of ancient philosophical views on the subjects of friendship. The Dream of Scipio was excerpted in late antiquity from Cicero's De Republica. Cicero describes his vision of the cosmos and the rewards of immortality that the good statesman can expect after death.
Cicero “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”
Aristippus of Cyrene, Epitimedes, Hegesias the Death Persuader, Dionysius the Renegade and Theodorus the Atheist were the leading lights of The Cyrenaics, an early Socratic school active between the fourth and third centuries BCE. Often misinterpreted and somewhat neglected, The Cyrenaics were hedonists who held that pleasure was the supreme good in life, especially physical pleasure, which they thought more intense and more desirable than mental pleasures. But The Cyrenaics were not Sybarites; the question, "What is the Good?" was in the forefront of their belief system and they accepted the idea that life-long happiness and the virtues that sustain it are the principal concerns of ethics.
Aristippus authored two lost books - On Ancient Luxury and On the Luxury of the Ancients. Both are referenced in Life of Aristippus by Diogenes Laërtius. There is also a biographical sketch of Aristippus by William Smith from A New Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology, and Geography. Hegesias the ‘Death Persuader’ is discussed in On the Contempt of Death by Marcus Tullius Cicero, excerpted from The Tusculanae Disputationes, a series of books written by Cicero, around 45 BC, attempting to popularize Stoic philosophy in Ancient Rome.
The teacher of Aristippus was Socrates who features in two Platonic works in this collection, the Phaedo, one of the great Socratic dialogues providing insight into Socrates and Aristippus; and Philebus, in which the eponymous speaker tries to defend hedonism, which Socrates dismisses as the life of an oyster. For a further look at the differences between Socrates and his pupil Aristippus there is also Aristippus vs Socrates a dialogue between the two men from The Memorabilia of Xenophon.
Dionysius the Renegade, also known as Dionysius of Heraclea, was a Stoic philosopher and pupil of Zeno of Citium who, late in life, abandoned Stoicism when he became afflicted by terrible eye pain. His story is recounted in Dionysius the Renegade.
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Aristippus Biographies by William Smith and Diogenes Laërtius On the Contempt of Death by Marcus Tullius Cicero Dionysius the Renegade by Diogenes Laërtius Phaedo by Plato Philebus by Plato Aristippus vs Socrates by Xenophon
Cicero Based upon the speeches of Demosthenes, who delivered several attacks on Philip II of Macedon in the 4th century BC, The Fourteen Philippics, or fiery, damning speeches delivered to condemn a particular political actor, were made by Cicero in 44 and 43 BC. In these speeches Cicero seeks to publically discredit Mark Antony while privately he spoke out against Antony’s role in the plot to kill Caesar. Ultimately these speeches would be Cicero’s downfall as he was killed in 43 BC and his head and hands were publically displayed in the Roman forum to discourage any opposition to the new Triumvirate of Octavian, Mark Antony and Lepidus.
Cicero Cicero (106-43BC) was the most brilliant orator in Classical history. Even one of the men who authorized his assassination, the Emperor Octavian, admitted to his grandson that Cicero was: 'an eloquent man, my boy, eloquent and a lover of his country'.
This new selection of speeches illustrates Cicero's fierce loyalty to the Roman Republic, giving an overview of his oratory from early victories in the law courts to the height of his political career in the Senate. We see him sway the opinions of the mob and the most powerful men in Rome, in favour of Pompey the Great and against the conspirator Catiline, while The Philippics, considered his finest achievements, contain the thrilling invective delivered against his rival, Mark Antony, which eventually led to Cicero's death.
Cicero & D.H. Berry Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world and a leading politician of the closing era of the Roman republic. This book presents nine speeches which reflect the development, variety, and drama of his political career. These new translations achieve new standards of accuracy.
Cicero Cicero’s On the Republic and On the Laws are his major works of political philosophy. They offer his fullest treatment of fundamental political questions: Why should educated people have any concern for politics? Is the best form of government simple, or is it a combination of elements from such simple forms as monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy? Can politics be free of injustice? The two works also help us to think about natural law, which many people have considered since ancient times to provide a foundation of unchanging, universal principles of justice.
On the Republic features a defense of politics against those who advocated abstinence from public affairs. It defends a mixed constitution, the actual arrangement of offices in the Roman Republic, against simple forms of government. The Republic also supplies material for students of Roman history—as does On the Laws. The Laws, moreover, presents the results of Cicero’s reflections as to how the republic needed to change in order not only to survive but also to promote justice
David Fott’s vigorous yet elegant English translation is faithful to the originals. It is the first to appear since publication of the latest critical edition of the Latin texts. This book contains an introduction that both places Cicero in his historical context and explicates the timeless philosophical issues that he treats. The volume also provides a chronology of Cicero’s life, outlines of the two works, and indexes of personal names and important terms.
Cicero Cicero's speeches "In Defence of Sextus Roscius of Amerina," "In Defence of Aulus Cluentius Habitus," "In Defence of Gaius Rabirius," "Note on the Speeches in Defence of Caelius and Milo," and "In Defence of King Deiotarus" provide insight into Roman life, law, and history.
Cicero, Julia Annas & Raphael Woolf This 2001 translation makes one of the most important texts in ancient philosophy available to modern readers. Cicero is increasingly being appreciated as an intelligent and well-educated amateur philosopher, and in this work he presents the major ethical theories of his time in a way designed to get the reader philosophically engaged in the important debates. Raphael Woolf's translation does justice to Cicero's argumentative vigour as well as to the philosophical ideas involved, while Julia Annas's introduction and notes provide a clear and accessible explanation of the philosophical context of the work. This edition will appeal to all readers interested in this central text in ancient philosophy and the history of ethics.
Cicero This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the iPad, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the iPad, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display.
Cicero On the Commonwealth represents Cicero's first serious attempt to bring Greek theories of political life to the circumstances of the Roman Republic. While some passages have been lost or reduced to fragments, it remains an important work of political philosophy and essential reading for political science students.