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Description for Cicero Paperback. In her authoritative survey, Gesine Manuwald evokes the many faces of Cicero, as well as his complexities and seeming contradictions. Series: Understanding Classics. Num Pages: 192 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 3D; HBJD; HBLA1; HPCA. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 216 x 139 x 19. Weight in Grams: 308.
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE) introduced Romans to the major schools of Greek philosophy, forging a Latin conceptual vocabulary that was entirely new. But for all the sophistication of his thinking, it is perhaps for his political and oratorical career that Cicero is best remembered. He was the nemisis of Catiline, whose plot to overthrow the Republic he famously denounced to the Senate. He was the selfless politician who turned down the opportunity to join Julius Caesar and Pompey in their ruling triumvirate with Crassus. He was briefly Rome's leading man after Caesar's assassination in 44 BCE.And he was the ... Read more

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Understanding Classics
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About Gesine Manuwald
Gesine Manuwald is Professor of Latin at University College, London. She is the author of Cicero, Philippics, 3-9 (2007), Roman Republican Theatre (2010) and Roman Drama: A Sourcebook (2011).

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This zesty introduction is a welcome addition to the enormous bibliography on Cicero. Presenting the material thematically, rather than chronologically, Gesine Manuwald takes a fresh look at the life and career of the great Roman statesman and author. Her aim is to reach the "real" Cicero, and in this she succeeds brilliantly. Manuwald begins her study with a discussion of ... Read more

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