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Pro Caelio by Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Feb 21, 2012

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Read from December 05, 2011 to February 22, 2012

As a reader for the Pro Caelio, I found the notes in this book generally to be quite helpful, though the omissions in the glossary in the back sent me to other Latin dictionaries on more than one occasion, which was annoying; I don't know why the preparers of this commentary chose not include a complete glossary to accompany this text.

Also, the letters between Cicero and Caelius, though interesting, form an awkward addendum to the speech. Certainly, it is fascinating to read their correspondence, but without a fuller context and with no real connection to the speech that makes up the vast majority of this commentary, they give the impression of an attempt to pad out a slim volume.

Still, the commentary is useful and makes for a relatively smooth read through the speech and letters.

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