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Letters to Friends, Vol 2

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Cicero was a prodigious letter writer, and happily a splendid treasury of his letters has come down to us: collected and in part published not long after his death, over 800 of them were rediscovered by Petrarch and other humanists in the fourteenth century. Among classical texts this correspondence is unparalleled; nowhere else do we get such an intimate look at the life

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Hardcover, Loeb Classical Library #216, 2 pages
Published July 30th 2001 by Harvard University Press (first published June 1929)
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You get a feel for life at the time since Cicero uses a colloquial style and writes about everything without much holding back except politically, in case the letters fall into Caesar's lap. He explains why he gave up after Pompey's failure and that he's blamed for it despite himself believing he behaved honourably. There are fascinating letters from his correspondents especially the one informing him of the murder of one of them in Athens. It's all very oligarchical, a small group of aristocrat ...more
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Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and Roman constitutionalist. Cicero is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.
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