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Cicero: Phillipics II by W. K. Lacey


Cicero: Phillipics II by W. K. Lacey

Cicero's great polemic against Antony, a literary masterpiece, is here made available to Latin students early in their reading programme and to students of classical civilisation. 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 interest of the reader. The notes also draw attention to the rhythms of the Latin and to the clausulae. Text with translation and commentary.

About the Author

W K Lacey is Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Aukland, New Zealand; previously Fellow of St Catharine's College and University Lecturer in Classics, Cambridge; and author of Res Publica (with B W J G Wilson) and Cicero and the End of the Roman Republic as well as articles in various journals.

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Publication date

31st July 1986


W. K. Lacey

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Aris & Phillips Ltd an imprint of Liverpool University Press


254 pages


Literary essays
Literary studies: classical, early & medieval



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