The Life and Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Life and Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... inclinations any farther than it shall be agreeable to your own. I must inform you, then, in the first place, that I am most intimately united with Patro, the Epicurean, in every article I mean except his philosophy: for there, indeed, we are at a great distance. I received the first marks of his esteem so long ago as when he distinguished himself at Rome by his singular attachment to you andyour family; and in the cause which he lately ' ed in our courts, I was a principal advocate bod: for him and his associates. I must add, that he was recommended to me by my very worthy friend' Phzdrus; a man whom, long before I became acquainted with Philol, and indeed from my childhood, I always highly valued. The first quality that recommended him to my esteem was his philosophical abilities; as I afterwards had reason to admire him for his moral and social virtues. Before I left Rome, I received a letter from Patro requesting me, in the first place, to intercede with you to be reconciled to him: and in the neat, that you would make him a grant of an old ruinous edifice which belongs, it seems, to the college of Epicurusl. I forbore writing to you, however, upon this subject, as being unwilling to interrupt you in the design which I then thought you enteriv. ia; Suet. in vn. Aug. so; Virgil. din. i. ass; De cm-. Or-at. 70; Ad Att. L18; Lucret. L 25. 4 Cicero took Athansin his waytoCllloia: and Mesnmlus left thatoity the day before his arrival. Manutius supposes that he withdrewon purpose ui avoid our author, with whom, he imagines, Memmius was dlqusted for not having given him his assistance at his trial. But this is merely conjecture; and has so much the lms foundation, as there is not the least hint of this kind in the letter to Attioua, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 866 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 43.43mm | 1,519.53g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696327X
  • 9781236963277