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    Cicero: De Oratore Book III (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Latin) By (author) Marcus Tullius Cicero, Edited by David Mankin

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    DescriptionCicero's De Oratore is one of the masterpieces of Latin prose. A literary dialogue in the Greek tradition, it was written in 55 BCE in the midst of political turmoil at Rome, but reports a discussion 'concerning the (ideal) orator' that supposedly took place in 90 BCE, just before an earlier crisis. Cicero features eminent orators and statesmen of the past as participants in this discussion, presenting competing views on many topics. This edition of Book III is the first since 1893 to provide a Latin text and full introduction and commentary in English. It is intended to help advanced students and others interested in Roman literature to comprehend the grammar and appreciate the stylistic nuances of Cicero's Latin, to trace the historical, literary, and theoretical background of the topics addressed, and to interpret Book III in relation to the rest of De Oratore and to Cicero's other works.


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    Title
    Cicero: De Oratore Book III
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Tullius Cicero, Edited by David Mankin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 358
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521596572
    ISBN 10: 0521596572
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
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    Libri: I-LC
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    B&T General Subject: 495
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    DC22: 875.01
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
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    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PA6308.D6 M355 2011
    BIC subject category V2: DB
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DB
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    25 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    David Mankin is Associate Professor of Classics at Cornell University, New York, where he teaches Latin language and literature, Greek epic and mythology, and Roman civilization. He has published articles and reviews on Roman Republican and Augustan literature and history, and is the author of Horace: Epodes (1995) in the same series.
    Review quote
    "...it should be stated emphatically that this is a most welcome addition to the green-and-yellow series. I expect to return to it again and again for help in interpreting this difficult text." ---BMCR
    Table of contents
    Introduction; De Oratore Book III; Commentary.