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Letters to Atticus vol. 1

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In letters to his dear friend Atticus, Cicero reveals himself as to no other of his correspondents except, perhaps, his brother. These letters, in this four-volume series, also provide a vivid picture of a momentous period in Roman history--years marked by the rise of Julius Caesar and the downfall of the Republic.
When the correspondence begins in November 68 BCE the 38-ye
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Hardcover, Loeb Classical Library #7-8, 496 pages
Published 1980 by Harvard University Press (first published 1912)
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Joyce Lagow
Apr 20, 2010 Joyce Lagow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With interests up and down the peninsula as well as in Greece and Asia Minor, Romans traveled--and wrote letters to friends and family. The most extant cache of letters is from Marcus Tullius Cicero to his friend and mentor, Titus Pomponius Atticus. The period of time covered in this volume is from November, 68 B.C.E. to mid-May. 54 B.C.E. These letters span Cicero's career from its height, just before elected consul in 60 B.C.E., to shortly after his return from exile.[return][return]First, a w ...more
Vicki Cline
This is a collection of letters from Cicero to his good friend Atticus, running from November 68 BC to July 1, 54 BC. I was hoping for more about the Catilina affair, but there were many letters bemoaning Cicero's banishment from Rome, when Publius Clodius Pulcher, as Tribune of the Plebs, passed a law forbidding Cicero to come within 400 miles of Rome and conficating his property, based on Cicero's having executed, without a trial, some Roman citizens who aided Catilina. I bought this edition, ...more
Dimitris Lioutas
A superb translation from a much better classicist. One of the best editions of Cicero's epistolography out there, covering one of the most agitaded periods of roman history. Recommended as an excellent source for Roman history scholars.
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Reading Cicero in Latin is time consuming and not too fun... but I'm thinking it may be worth it in the end
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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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