This book is intended for the general reader; its aim is to give a representative impression of Cicero's career and character, of life in his day, and of the changing political scene. Selections from 146 of Cicero's Letters, belonging to the years 62-43 BC, in English translation are arranged chronologically with an introduction, notes, glossary of technical terms, index oThis book is intended for the general reader; its aim is to give a representative impression of Cicero's career and character, of life in his day, and of the changing political scene. Selections from 146 of Cicero's Letters, belonging to the years 62-43 BC, in English translation are arranged chronologically with an introduction, notes, glossary of technical terms, index of proper names and two maps....
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Letters of Cicero Reviews
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 good part of the book is centered on judicial affairs, which isn't surprising, Plinius has been a procurator and defender, or lawyer, most of his life. The book can also offer an excellent distraction and consolation to al those, involved in government and international business. You'll see that despite technology advancement, the human nature has changed litte, and judiciary proceeding on stolen public works money or a building of something new was all so entertaining almost 2000 years ago.
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 man with such a curriculum at that time.
Not knowing much about Cicero except that he was famed for his public speaking I thought I'd give it a go as I had nothing else at hand. There are some lovely letters to his wife and his brother but mostly the letters involve roman politics, Caesars ambition, Crassus's and Pompey's slyness, his various allies and opponents. Its all very fascinating and would be a great accompaniment to a book about the great mans life.