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    Letters to Atticus: v. 2 (Loeb Classical Library) (Paperback) By (author) Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume editor D. R. Shackleton Bailey, Edited by Bailey Shackleton

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    DescriptionIn letters to his dear friend Atticus, Cicero reveals himself as to no other of his correspondents except, perhaps, his brother. These letters, in this four-volume series, also provide a vivid picture of a momentous period in Roman history--years marked by the rise of Julius Caesar and the downfall of the Republic. When the correspondence begins in November 68 BCE the 38-year-old Cicero is a notable figure in Rome: a brilliant lawyer and orator, who has achieved primacy at the Roman bar and a political career that would culminate in the Consulship in 63. Over the next twenty-four years--to November 44, a year before he was put to death by the forces of Octavian and Mark Antony--Cicero wrote frequently to his friend and confidant, sharing news and discussing affairs of business and state. It is to this corpus of over 400 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 social and political life in Rome.

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    Letters to Atticus: v. 2
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    By (author) Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume editor D. R. Shackleton Bailey, Edited by Bailey Shackleton
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 109 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674995727
    ISBN 10: 0674995724

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    30 April 1999
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