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    DescriptionThe greatest orator in Roman history, Marcus Tullius Cicero remained one of the republic's chief supporters throughout his life, guided by profound political beliefs that illuminated his correspondence with both close friends and powerful aristocrats. A chronicle of a crumbling civilization during the era when the republic disintegrated and was replaced by despotism, his Letters portray a world dominated by characters who have since acquired almost mythic status - including Pompey, Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony. Whether describing the vagaries of war, the collapse of Roman society, his beloved republic, or his own personal domestic dramas, all compellingly reflect the complex personality of an honourable and selfless man whose refusal to compromise ultimately cost him his life.


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    Title
    Selected Letters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcus Tullius Cicero, Abridged by D. R. Shackleton Bailey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140444582
    ISBN 10: 0140444580
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    B&T General Subject: 170
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, BIO000000
    Libri: B-548
    LC classification: PA6297.A23
    DC22: 876/.01
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 876.01
    LC classification: PA6297 .A23 1986
    Thema V1.0: DNB
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    25 September 1986
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Translated with an introduction by D. R. Shackleton Bailey