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Cicero, Post Reditum Speeches: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary

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Cicero, Post Reditum Speeches: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary

Cicero, Post Reditum Speeches: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary

Cicero, Post Reditum Speeches: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary

 

This is the first-full scale commentary in English, including a revised Latin text and a fresh English translation of Cicero's speeches, known as Post reditum in senatu and Post reditum ad Quirites, as well as the spurious speech Pridie quam in exilium iret which have suffered from neglect in scholarship and doubts about their authenticity.


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Beschrijving Cicero, Post Reditum Speeches: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary

The high point in Cicero's life (according to his own assessment), his reaching the consulship at the earliest opportunity in 63 BCE and his successful confrontation of the Catilinarian Conspiracy during that year, was soon followed by a backlash, which made Cicero withdraw from Rome in 58 to 57 BCE. Upon return to Rome from this absence (traditionally called 'exile' by a term Cicero himself never uses in this context), Cicero delivered two speeches, in the Senate
and before the People respectively, to express his gratitude for his recall and to establish himself again as a respected senior statesmen. This volume offers the first-full scale commentary in English, including a revised Latin text and a fresh English translation, on these speeches, which have
suffered from neglect in scholarship and doubts about their authenticity. This book outlines their particular nature, the characteristics of their specific oratorical genre and their importance as documents of Cicero's techniques as an orator and of the strategies of presenting himself. In addition, the book includes the spurious speech, Pridie quam in exilium iret, that Cicero supposedly gave on the eve of his departure. Thus, offering the first proper study of this speech, this
volume presents all oratorical material related to Cicero's departure from and return to Rome in a single volume and enables direct comparison between speeches now confirmed to be genuine and a later spurious speech, which also gives insights into the reception history of Cicero's works. This book will therefore
be an essential tool especially for Classicists and Ancient Historians interested in Cicero, in exile literature and in the history of the Roman Republic and Roman oratory.


ISBN
9780198850755
Pagina's
448
Verschenen
NUR
309
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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