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Cicero: Philippics II

by W. K. Lacey

Part of the Aris & Phillips Classical Texts Series

Cicero: Philippics II Synopsis

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.

Cicero: Philippics II Press Reviews

`His edition of the Second Philippic is accurate and the notes informative.' JACT

Book Information

ISBN: 9780856682551
Publication date: 31st July 1986
Author: W. K. Lacey
Publisher: Aris & Phillips Ltd an imprint of Liverpool University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 254 pages
Categories: Literary essays, Literary studies: classical, early & medieval,

About W. K. Lacey

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).

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