Cicero Pro Marco Caelio

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316102169
Release Date: 2013-04-18
Genre: History

Pro Marco Caelio is perhaps Cicero's best-loved speech and has long been regarded as one of the best surviving examples of Roman oratory. Speaking in defence of the young aristocrat Marcus Caelius Rufus on charges of political violence, Cicero scores his points with wit but also with searing invective directed at a supporter of the prosecution, Clodia Metelli, whom he represents as seeking vengeance as a lover spurned by his client. This new edition and detailed commentary offers advanced undergraduates and graduate students, as well as scholars, a detailed analysis of Cicero's rhetorical strategies and stylistic refinements and presents a systematic account of the background and significance of the speech, including in-depth explanations of Roman court proceedings.

Cicero Pro Marco Caelio

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107014428
Release Date: 2013-04-18
Genre: History

New edition of and detailed commentary on perhaps Cicero's best-loved speech, suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.


Author: Ann Vasaly
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520201781
Release Date: 1996-01-25
Genre: History

"This is the first book to undertake a study of how Cicero represented his raw material to the public. It does so in a very readable and attractive way, and none who take it up will find it easy to abandon."—Elaine Fantham, Princeton University "The kind of study that enriches and enlivens our understanding. . . . There is nothing else like it in Ciceronian studies."—Eleanor Winsor Leach, Indiana University

Cicero Pro P Sulla Oratio

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521604214
Release Date: 2004-05-20
Genre: Foreign Language Study

In 62 BC, the year after his suppression of Catiline, Cicero delivered Pro Sulla, a successful defence of P. Cornelius Sulla, the nephew of the dictator, on a charge of participation in the Catilinarian conspiracy. This edition, which contains a new text together with introduction, commentary and appendices, is the first full-scale scholarly treatment of the speech. The text takes account of Gulielmius' reports of the missing portion of the Erfurtensis manuscript, recovered by Dr Berry and published as a preliminary to this edition in 1989; a complete collation is provided of this and the other principal manuscripts. The introduction includes a reassessment of Sulla's guilt and Cicero's undertaking of the case, and also considers issues such as the prose rhythm of the speech and its publication. The commentary discusses history, text and syntax as well as rhetoric and style.

Res Gestae Divi Augusti

Author: Augustus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316284292
Release Date: 2009-05-14
Genre: History

At the end of his life the emperor Augustus wrote an account of his achievements in which he reviewed his rise to power, his conquest of the world and his unparalleled generosity towards his subjects. This edition provides a text, translation and detailed commentary - the first substantial one in English for more than four decades - which is suitable for use with students of all levels. The commentary deals with linguistic, stylistic and historical matters. It elucidates how Augustus understood his role in Roman society, and how he wished to be remembered by posterity; and it sets this picture that emerges from the Res Gestae into the context of the emergence both of a new visual language and of an official set of expressions. The book also includes illustrations in order to demonstrate how the Augustan era witnessed the rise of a whole new visual language.

Cicero s Law

Author: Paul J. du Plessis
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9781474408837
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Law

This volume brings together an international team of scholars to debate Cicero's role in the narrative of Roman law in the late Republic - a role that has been minimised or overlooked in previous scholarship. This reflects current research that opens a larger and more complex debate about the nature of law and of the legal profession in the last century of the Roman Republic.

Sallust s Bellum Catilinae

Author: J. T. Ramsey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199886463
Release Date: 2007-01-27
Genre: Literary Collections

In his Bellum Catilinae, C. Sallustius Crispus or Sallust (86-35/34 B.C.) recounts the dramatic events of 63 B.C., when a disgruntled and impoverished nobleman, L. Sergius Catilina, turned to armed revolution after two electoral defeats. Among his followers were a group of heavily indebted young aristocrats, the Roman poor, and a military force in the north of Italy. With his trademark archaizing style, Sallust skillfully captures the drama of the times, including an early morning attempt to assassinate the consul Cicero and two emotionally charged speeches, by Julius Caesar and Cato the Younger, in a senatorial debate over the fate of the arrested conspirators. Sallust wrote while the Roman Republic was being transformed into an empire during the turbulent first century B.C. The Bellum Catilinae is well-suited for second-year or advanced Latin study and provides a fitting introduction to the richness of Latin literature, while also pointing the way to a critical investigation of late-Republican government and historiography. Ramsey's introduction and commentary bring the text to life for Latin students. This new edition (updated since the 2007 printing) includes two maps and two city plans, an updated and now annotated bibliography, a list of divergences from the 1991 Oxford Classical Text of Sallust, and revisions in the introduction and commentary.

Cicero On Moral Ends

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521669014
Release Date: 2001-08-16
Genre: Mathematics

An accessible 2001 translation of Cicero's important work on ethics.

Horace Epistles Book II and Ars Poetica

Author: Horace
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521312922
Release Date: 1989-12-07
Genre: History

This volume fulfills the need for a student edition of Horace's literary epistles, which have recently been the subject of renewed scholarly interest. Professor Rudd provides a clear introduction to each of the three poems: the Epistles to Augustus, to Florus, and to the Pisones (the so-called "Ars Poetica"). He sketches the historical context in which the poems were written and comments on their structure and purpose. He also discusses their literary preoccupations: the relations of poet and patron and the role of poetry in the state (Augustus), the problems of a professedly tiring poet (Florus), and the presentation of classical poetic theory ("Ars Poetica"). He notes Horace's influence on later criticism, drawing attention in one section to one of Alexander Pope's Imitations. He also addresses problems of grammar and style, focusing on linguistic difficulties and the subtle movement of the poet's thought.


ISBN: UOM:39076006797877
Release Date: 1954
Genre: Rhetoric, Ancient

When Dead Tongues Speak

Author: John Gruber-Miller
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780195174946
Release Date: 2006-11-02
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This anthology introduces classicists to the research that language teachers have conducted over the past thirty years. The essays cover a broad range of topics, including cognitive styles, peer teaching and collaboration, learning disabilities, feminist pedagogy, and skills acquisition techniques. Each chapter includes a theoretical overview with concreate suggestions for classroom implementation.

De Otio

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521588065
Release Date: 2003-01-30
Genre: Literary Collections

This edition of Seneca's De otio and De brevitate vitae introduces undergraduates and more advanced students to Senecan philosophy. Both texts promote the benefits of living an inner existence insulated from everyday pressures. This edition emphasizes the relevance of the provocative Senecan message of a "balanced" life and his views on the complex relationship of the individual to society.

Ten Speeches

Author: Cicero
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603843430
Release Date: 2009-03-13

The ten speeches in this volume illustrate Cicero's entire career and exemplify all the major contexts for his oratory: before the senate, the people, and the courts. They illuminate the major political crises of Cicero's time and offer portraits of many of the major political figures. Several of these speeches also shed light on the most important cultural and literary debates of the late Republic. James Zetzel's general Introduction discusses Cicero's public life; the social, political, and cultural contexts of his speeches; and the challenges of translating them into modern English. This edition also includes an introduction to each speech, a section on Roman institutions and offices, a chronological table, maps, a bibliography, and a biographical index.

Menander Samia The Woman from Samos

Author: Menander
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521514286
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Drama

The first edition for half a century of any play of Menander designed for English-speaking students reading it in Greek.