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Letters of Cicero

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The letters of Cicero are of a very mixed character. Many sides of Cicero's life, other than the political, are reflected in these letters. The period covered by them is one of the most interesting and momentous in world history.
Published January 1st 2006 by ReadHowYouWant (first published 1809)
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Luis Branco
This is not a kind of book that someone will easily enjoy. It has very few connections from one page to another, well, it is a collection of letters. What makes it especial besides are the contents, which have a lot to say about culture and life at that time, but also about the writer behind the letters. Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC - 7 December 43 BC), which was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalists. Now we can imagine a ma ...more
This gathering of letters gives us a recount of yesteryear's life, which is to day much more enthralling and compelling than the one, given in schoolbooks. One becomes really and genuinely interested in Roman history, legislative system, society and potilics only after having read a passionate story, or at least a story one can relate to. Letters, while obviously lacking a central line, still gives us a very in-depth and at the same time day-to-day life story of the makers of Roman society. A go ...more
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January 3, 106 BCE – December 7, 43 BCE

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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“atque illi artifices corporis simulacra ignotis nota faciebant; quae uel si nulla, nihilo sint tamen obscuriores clari uiri.” 2 likes
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