OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Political Speeches

ISBN : 9780199540136

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著者: 
Marcus Tullius Cicero; D. H. Berry
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400 ページ
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Paperback
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128 x 195 mm
刊行日
2009年01月
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Oxford World's Classics

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Two things alone I long for: first, that when I die I may leave the Roman people free...and second, that each person's fate may reflect the way he has behaved towards his country.' Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world and a leading politician of the closing era of the Roman republic. This book presents nine speeches which reflect the development, variety, and drama of his political career,among them two speeches from his prosecution of Verres, a corrupt and cruel governor of Sicily; four speeches against the conspirator Catiline; and the Second Philippic, the famous denunciation of Mark Antony which cost Cicero his life. Also included are On the Command of Gnaeus Pompeius, in which he praises the military successes of Pompey, and For Marcellus, a panegyric in praise of the dictator Julius Caesar. These new translations preserve Cicero's rhetorical brilliance and achieve new standards of accuracy. A general introduction outlines Cicero's public career, and separate introductions explain the political significance of each of the speeches. Together with its companion volume, Defence Speeches, this edition provides an unparalleled sampling of Cicero's oratorical achievements. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more._x000D_

目次: 

Against Verres (In Verrem I) Against Verres (In Verrem II.5) On the command of Gnaeus Pomeius (De imperio Cn. Pompeii) Against Catiline (In Catilinam I) Against Catiline (In Catilinam II) Against Catiline (In Catilinam III) Against Catiline (In Catilinam IV) For Marcellus (Pro Marcello) Philippic II

著者について: 

Translated by D.H. Berry, Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Leeds

Two things alone I long for: first, that when I die I may leave the Roman people free and second, that each person's fate may reflect the way he has behaved towards his country.

Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world and a leading politician of the closing era of the Roman republic.

This book presents nine speeches which reflect the development, variety, and drama of his political career,among them two speeches from his prosecution of Verres, a corrupt and cruel governor of Sicily; four speeches against the conspirator Catiline; and the Second Philippic, the famous denunciation of Mark Antony which cost Cicero his life.

Also included are On the Command of Gnaeus Pompeius, in which he praises the military successes of Pompey, and For Marcellus, a panegyric in praise of the dictator Julius Caesar.

In this audio guide to Cicero's Political Speeches, Dominic Berry, senior lecturer in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Edinburgh University and the translator of this volume, introduces Cicero and his world. To listen to the guide, click on the links below.

Cicero's background and early career
Dominic Berry talks about Cicero's inauspicious beginnings and early life. [3:23]

Law and Politics

Persuasive argument was not the sole important factor for an orator.
His own character and personal authority also counted in Ancient Rome [2:13]
During the 60s and 50s BC, political differences spilled over into outright violence. [1:54]

We asked Dominic Berry to characterize Cicero's own political stance.
Hear his response [2:13]

An eye to posterity?
Cicero published his speeches, often years after they were delivered.
How and why did he do this? [2:23]
Why has Cicero been revered as a writer of Latin prose for centuries?
Listen to Dominic Berry explain why[1:04]
What characterizes Cicero's style as a writer? [0:58]

Reading cicero, translating cicero
Finally, Dominic Berry discusses how he made his selection of speeches for this and its companion volume of Cicero's Defence Speeches. [1:49]
What challenges does Cicero present the translator with... [3:58]

...and the reader coming to him for the first time?
Dominic Berry here suggests how to embark of reading Cicero. [1:01]

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