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The Life of Cicero

The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope
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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43BC) was an orator, statesman, philosopher and prolific correspondent, who rose as a ‘new man’ in Rome in the turbulent last years of its republican government. Anthony Trollope, best known as a novelist, admired Cicero greatly and wrote this biography late in life in order to argue his virtues against authors who had granted him literary greatness but questioned his strength as a politician and as a man. He takes a personal approach, affording us an insight into his own mind and times as well as those of his subject.

Volume I covers the period (up to the year 57BC) of Cicero’s education, his rise through the courts and offices of state to the Consulship, and his exile.

Please note that footnotes – predominantly bibliographical citations and Latin quotations – are omitted unless explicitly referred to in the main text; the appendices, which consist mainly of more substantial extracts from other works, are likewise omitted.

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Volume II can be found here.

First Page:

THE

LIFE OF CICERO

BY

ANTHONY TROLLOPE

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOL. I.

NEW YORK HARPER & BROTHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE 1881

CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.

CHAPTER I. PAGE INTRODUCTION. 7

CHAPTER II.

HIS EDUCATION. 40

CHAPTER III.

THE CONDITION OF ROME. 62

CHAPTER IV.

HIS EARLY PLEADINGS. SEXTUS ROSCIUS AMERINUS. HIS INCOME. 80

CHAPTER V.

CICERO AS QUÆSTOR. 107

CHAPTER VI.

VERRES. 124

CHAPTER VII.

CICERO AS ÆDILE AND PRÆTOR. 162

CHAPTER VIII.

CICERO AS CONSUL. 184

CHAPTER IX.

CATILINE. 206

CHAPTER X.

CICERO AFTER HIS CONSULSHIP. 240

CHAPTER XI.

THE TRIUMVIRATE. 264

CHAPTER XII.

HIS EXILE. 297

APPENDICES.

APPENDIX A. 335

APPENDIX B... Continue reading book >>


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