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    Description'Two things alone I long for: first, that when I die I may leave the Roman people free...and second, that each person's fate may reflect the way he has behaved towards his country.' 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,among them two speeches from his prosecution of Verres, a corrupt and cruel governor of Sicily; four speeches against the conspirator Catiline; and the Second Philippic, the famous denunciation of Mark Antony which cost Cicero his life. Also included are On the Command of Gnaeus Pompeius, in which he praises the military successes of Pompey, and For Marcellus, a panegyric in praise of the dictator Julius Caesar. These new translations preserve Cicero's rhetorical brilliance and achieve new standards of accuracy. A general introduction outlines Cicero's public career, and separate introductions explain the political significance of each of the speeches. Together with its companion volume, Defence Speeches, this edition provides an unparalleled sampling of Cicero's oratorical achievements. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Political Speeches
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Tullius Cicero, Translated by D. H. Berry
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199540136
    ISBN 10: 0199540136
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADL
    BIC subject category V2: JPH
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, POL010000
    B&T Approval Code: A40100000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC classification: DG
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    DC22: 875.01
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADL, DB, DNS
    Thema V1.0: JPH, DB, DNS
    Illustrations note
    2 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    25 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Table of contents
    Against Verres (In Verrem I) ; Against Verres (In Verrem II.5) ; On the command of Gnaeus Pomeius (De imperio Cn. Pompeii) ; Against Catiline (In Catilinam I) ; Against Catiline (In Catilinam II) ; Against Catiline (In Catilinam III) ; Against Catiline (In Catilinam IV) ; For Marcellus (Pro Marcello) ; Philippic II