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World’s Famous Orations, Vol. II: Rome

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In "World’s Famous Orations, Vol. II: Rome," William Jennings Bryan presents a compelling collection of speeches from ancient Rome that delve into the history, politics, and culture of this fascinating civilization. Bryan's meticulous research and insightful commentary provide valuable context to each speech, allowing readers to fully understand the significance of these orations.

From the passionate words of Cicero to the powerful rhetoric of Julius Caesar, this book showcases the incredible oratory skills of Rome's greatest leaders and thinkers. Bryan's selection of speeches covers a wide range of topics, from war and politics to philosophy and justice, offering a comprehensive look at the intellectual and moral ideals of ancient Rome.

Overall, "World’s Famous Orations, Vol. II: Rome" is a thought-provoking and enlightening read that sheds light on the enduring legacy of Rome's oratorical tradition. Bryan's expertise and enthusiasm for the subject shine through in every page, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in the history of rhetoric and persuasion.

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In 1906, William Jennings Bryan, himself a famous American orator, and Francis Whiting Halsey compiled a series of the most famous orations of all time. They are ordered by both geographic area and time period, ranging from Ancient Greece to their contemporary United States. This is the second volume in this series, in which the most famous speeches of great Roman statesmen are collected, including Cicero, Seneca, and Julius Caesar. - Summary by Carolin

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