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    DescriptionCicero's speech on behalf of L. Lucinius Murena, newly elected to the consulship of 62 BCE but immediately prosecuted for electoral bribery, is especially famous for its digressions and valuable for its insights into the complex political wrangles of the late 60s. It is, however, a speech more commonly excerpted and cited than read in its entirety, though whether the absence of an English-language commentary is a cause or effect of that situation remains uncertain. In short, a pedagogical commentary on this important and strange speech is long overdue. Distinguished Latinist Elaine Fantham's commentary is noteworthy for its ability to elucidate not only the rhetorical structure of this speech but the rationale behind Cicero's strategic decisions in creating that structure. It also calls attention to the stylistic features like word choice, rhetorical figures, and rhythmic effects that make the speech so effective, and explains with care and precision the political, social, and historical considerations that shaped the prosecution and defense of the somewhat hapless defendant. This commentary includes the kind of grammatical explication required to make its riches accessible to undergraduate students of Latin.


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    Title
    Cicero's Pro L. Murena Oratio
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elaine Fantham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 326 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199974535
    ISBN 10: 0199974535
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    LC classification: PA6279.M8 F36 2013
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Elaine Fantham is former Giger Professor of Latin at Princeton University, and author or editor of 15 books.
    Table of contents
    Map ; Introduction ; Commentary ; Appendix: Related Texts ; Bibliography ; Index of Names and Places