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Philippics I-II Marcus Tullius Cicero

Philippics I-II

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Published September 15th 2003
ISBN : 9780521411066
380 pages
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This edition is the first since J.D. Dennistons of 1926 to present the Latin text and commentary on the First and Second Philippics, two of Ciceros most polished orations, composed less than six months after the murder of Julius Caesar in March 44 BC.This period--roughly 63-44 BC--is important because the Roman state was in transition from Republic to Empire. The Second Philippic not only presents Ciceros assessment of his own political career and his place in Roman history from a perspective late in his life, but it also provides a vivid eyewitness account of how Julius Caesar, with the help of Mark Antony, made himself master of Rome.