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The Fourteen Orations (Philippics) of Cicero Against Marcus Antonius

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Based upon the speeches of Demosthenes, who delivered several attacks on Philip II of Macedon in the 4th century BC, The Fourteen Philippics, or fiery, damning speeches delivered to condemn a particular political actor, were made by Cicero in 44 and 43 BC. In these speeches Cicero seeks to publically discredit Mark Antony while privately he spoke out against Antony's role ...more
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Published January 1st 2010 by Neeland Media LLC (first published -43)
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Aziff
Mar 29, 2015 Aziff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In my final annotation to An Attack on an Enemy of Freedom, I wrote: BURN.

After such an incisive, eloquent and probing speech by Cicero, I imagined a mic drop. With Mark Anthony shifting uncomfortably in his seat, exposed for the scoundrel that he is. Sadly, history isn't as so - since Cicero's head was swiftly called for afterwards and Mark Anthony's son rising up to be the next dictator of Rome.

Without understanding the historical context, An Attack on an Enemy of Freedom would be slightly mor
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Alan
Aug 04, 2016 Alan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would have loved to give this book four stars. The tragic appeal of, perhaps, the Roman Republic's last true guardian is heart wrenching. Unfortunately, as with many of the penguin great idea books, absolutely no context is given to the reader. I read this in order to compliment my reading of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - which it did - so I was fortunate enough to find myself easily engaged with material I would otherwise find extremely boring. This book specifically highlights Cicero's final ...more
Belén
Jan 07, 2016 Belén rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Dani
Aug 27, 2014 Dani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BEAUTIFUL. Beautiful book with some of the best rethorics I have read in my life. Honestly, it made me want to live in ancient Rome so I could watch and listen Cicero talk for hours.
Lee
Oct 14, 2012 Lee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After Caesar's famous end Antonius, one of his stooges, carries on a semi-Civil war against the State and the senatorial party that assassinated Julius. Cicero lays out the arguments for the validity of the war against Antonius, who still had plenty of supporters both in the Senate and among the Roman legions. Interesting stuff, and often stirring invective against forces of would-be-limiters of a free state.

I tried comparing the warring factions involved in this volume of Cicero to the Barksdal
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Tony
Aug 08, 2015 Tony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Good stuff. I can imagine the Senators rolling in the aisles
Sunny
Jan 28, 2012 Sunny rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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not very impressed with this at all but i guess you had to know a bit about what was going on at the time. its 2 speeches (i think) which cicero gives against Mark Anthony. nothing overly interesting in them to be honest. cicero talks about how Mark's decadadent lifestyle may have tainted the impeccable image that rome had built up; inter alia. its only 100 pages ish but really couldnt get through it as quick as some of the other books from this series.
Diego Arguelles
Although the discourse is quite exquisite, I'm afraid the same cannot be said of the editorial work for this edition. A more robust body of footnotes, foreword and other references would help the reader become more familiar with the context and characters involved throughout the speech.
Marts  (Thinker)
Fourteen speeches or philippics made by Cicero in condemnation of Marcus Antonius... such occured after the assasination of Caeser when Cicero had become a rather populer leader of that time...
Matt
Apr 11, 2013 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short book relating speeches that Cicero gave in the Roman Senate.
Fredrik
Sep 21, 2013 Fredrik rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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