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Orations: Philippics 7-14 (Cicero, Vol 15B)

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Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106-43 BCE), Roman advocate, orator, politician, poet, and philosopher, about whom we know more than we do of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era that saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In Cicero's political speeches and in his correspondence we see the excitement, tension and intrigue of poli ...more
Hardcover, 365 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Harvard University Press (first published November 15th 2009)
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John Cairns
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It ends with Cicero's triumph before his fall on the triumvirate's being formed and his proscription. He must've suspected Gaius Julius the younger would be a Caesarian likely to come to some such accommodation with another Caesarian. He certainly suspected Lepidus would. The outcome turned on the deaths of the consuls and of course the ultimate failure of Brutus and Cassius though Cicero would have been killed by then anyway.
Daniel Wright
Even if not his most polished oratory (although maybe some would argue that they are), the Philippics were Cicero's finest moment, when he stood against tyranny full on, and paid the ultimate price for it.
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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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