Selected Letters (Paperback)
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Short Description for Selected Letters Provides a brief biographical sketch of the Roman consul and orator, and gath his selected correspondence, in which he discusses social and political life the Roman Empire.
- Published: 25 September 1986
- Format: Paperback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780140444582 ISBN 10: 0140444580
- Sales rank: 194,269
Full description for Selected Letters
The 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.