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Selected Letters By D. Bailey

Selected Letters by D. Bailey

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Provides a brief biographical sketch of the Roman consul and orator, and gath his selected correspondence, in which he discusses social and political life the Roman Empire.

Selected Letters Summary

Selected Letters by D. Bailey

The greatest orator in Roman history, Marcus Tullius Cicero remained one of the republic's chief supporters throughout his life, guided by profound political beliefs that illuminated his correspondence with both close friends and powerful aristocrats. A chronicle of a crumbling civilization during the era when the republic disintegrated and was replaced by despotism, his Letters portray a world dominated by characters who have since acquired almost mythic status - including Pompey, Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony. Whether describing the vagaries of war, the collapse of Roman society, his beloved republic, or his own personal domestic dramas, all compellingly reflect the complex personality of an honourable and selfless man whose refusal to compromise ultimately cost him his life.

About D. Bailey

Translated with an introduction by D. R. Shackleton Bailey

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GOR008579052
Selected Letters by D. Bailey
Used - Like New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1986-09-25
288
0140444580
9780140444582
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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