Cicero: Philippics II

Cicero: Philippics II

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Cicero's great polemic against Antony, a literary masterpiece, is here made available with full translation and notes. The introduction to this edition deals with the historical setting, Roman rhetoric and Cicero's style while the notes are mainly literary, not historical. Attention is paid to Cicero's use of the devices and techniques of rhetoric, and the variety of tones by which he sustains his attack on Antony without ever losing the reader's interest. The notes also draw attention to the rhythms of the Latin and the clausulae. Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 147 x 210 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Aris & Phillips Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • Latin
  • 0856682551
  • 9780856682551
  • 1,611,574

Table of contents

A. Historical Introduction
B. Cicero's Speeches and the Rhetorical Tradition (by A. E. Douglas)
C. Features of Cicero's Style in Philippics II
D. Introduction to the Text and Brief Bibliography
Cicero: Second Philippic Oration
Text and Translation
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`His edition of the Second Philippic is accurate and the notes informative.'
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About W. K. Lacey

W. K. Lacey was formerly Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Auckland, New Zealand. His books include Res Publica: Roman Politics and Society According to Cicero (with B. W. J. G. Wilson: Oxford University Press, 1970) and Cicero and the End of the Roman Republic (Hodder Arnold H&S, 1978).
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