Cicero: Philippics II

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Cicero: Philippics II

Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

1986

December 1st, 1986

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Cicero’s great polemic against Antony, a literary masterpiece, is here made available with full translation and notes. The introduction to this edition deals with the historical setting, Roman rhetoric and Cicero’s style while the notes are mainly literary, not historical. Attention is paid to Cicero’s use of the devices and techniques of rhetoric, and the variety of tones by which he sustains his attack on Antony without ever losing the reader’s interest. The notes also draw attention to the rhythms of the Latin and the clausulae. Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary.

W. K. Lacey was formerly Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Auckland, New Zealand. His books include Res Publica: Roman Politics and Society According to Cicero (with B. W. J. G. Wilson: Oxford University Press, 1970) and Cicero and the End of the Roman Republic (Hodder Arnold H&S, 1978).

‘His edition of the Second Philippic is accurate and the notes informative.’
JACT

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W. K. Lacey was formerly Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Auckland, New Zealand. His books include 'Res Publica: Roman Politics and Society According to Cicero' (with B. W. J. G. Wilson: Oxford University Press, 1970) and 'Cicero and the End of the Roman Republic' (Hodder Arnold H&S, 1978).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title Page2
Copyright Page3
Contents4
Preface6
Introduction:8
A. Historical Introduction8
B. Cicero's Speeches and the Rhetorical Tradition23
C. Features of Cicero's Style in Philippic II34
D. Introduction to the text and brief Bibliography43
Cicero: Secondphilippic Oration47
Text and Translation47
Notes163
Appendix252
Index254