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Cicero: In Catilinam 1-4. Pro Murena. Pro Sulla. Pro Flacco: B. Orations (Loeb Classical Library No. 324) Hardcover – January 31, 1976

ISBN-13: 978-0674993587 ISBN-10: 0674993586 Edition: Revised
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  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; Revised edition (January 1, 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674993586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674993587
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.5 x 1.3 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Octavius on March 29, 2007
Format: Hardcover
These are probably Cicero's best speeches in which his oratory is full of passion in its appeal to save The Republic from the impending doom brought by Catiline's sinister plot to consume Rome in flames and slaughter the wealthy.

Cicero's style in the Catilinam is very inflammatory and accusatory as he tries to persuade his fellow senators to recognize the danger posed by Catinline who sits among them. In the later speeches, he urges the Senate to issue a decree approving of his actions as Consul against Catiline and to ratify his plea to execute Cataline's co-conspirators. His pacing and choice of words make the reader feel that doom is near unless swift action is taken. A simply marvelous piece of oratory. Perhaps my favorite part is where he taunts Catiline to go ahead with his intended overthrow of the Senate by telling him:

"Wherefore, as I have said before, go forth... You will go at last where your unbridled and mad desire has been long hurrying you. And this causes you no grief, but an incredible pleasure. Nature has formed you, desire has trained you, Fortune has preserved you for this insanity. Not only did you never desire quiet, but you never even desired any war but a criminal one; you have collected a band of profligates and worthless men, abandoned not only by all fortune but even by hope. Then what happiness will you enjoy! With what delight will you exult! In what pleasure will you revel! When in so numerous a body of friends, you neither hear nor see one good man."

Cicero. Catiline Orations I:VIII-X.

The final speeches 'Pro Flacco', 'Pro Murena', and 'Pro Sulla', are his defense presentations in the trials of Flacco, Murena, and Sulla (Sulla's son that is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Mease on December 8, 2011
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This Loeb needs revision. The introductions are so-so, and offers little information about the precise points of historical context of the speeches. Further, I feel each speech deserves its own introduction. For example, the Catlinarians all has their own little class and context, and more specialized introductions would help to show the variant history and audience of each. The translation was sub-par, sometimes following Cicero, sometimes English idiom. It hard to follow the economy of Latin (not that these speeches are given to economy) and McDonald doesn't quite succeed in this effort.
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It is difficult to get a real grip on history, on the times that have gone before us, by just reading through a modern analysis of what happened, who was involved and what, if any, the repercussions of a particular action were. Biographies of famous figures, accounts of battles, famous crimes and trials, political landmarks tend to be viewed from a distant place, from a modern point of view. To really be able to appreciate an event, often many centuries after it occurred, a reader or student needs to be able to place themselves in that time, to immerse themselves in a society which has possibly disappeared from the face of the earth. We, living in these times, can hardly visualize what it must have been like to live in a major city, a hamlet, on the seas two centuries, let alone many thousands of years ago.

Fortunately we still have many original manuscripts available to us which were written as events took place. We have opinions penned as they were formed, laws as they were legislated, events as they unfolded captured on paper - or the Internet - which show us not just the social living standards of a particular time, but also give us an insight into a different world. The orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 - 43 BCE) are an exceptional example of such works.

Cicero was a Roman orator, a lawyer, politician and philosopher who lived during times of great upheaval for the Roman Empire. The empire had expanded its borders to become the most powerful nation on the known earth and imposed a form of law which survives - in somewhat altered forms - down to this day. Many of the writings and enactments from over two thousand years ago survive to this day, but few of them bring the modern reader as much insight, as much pleasure as those of Cicero.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ministro on July 10, 2008
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This is what a cicero's fan expect of an opus of him...great work by harvard university press doing this book...very good version, very good investigation
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If you want to study good oratory, buy this and study this book. These speeches are perhaps the greatest ever written. Cicero manipulates the opinions and emotions of the audience (and the modern reader) with more mastery than a musician manipulating the sound produced by a violin. If you want to understand Roman political culture more, read this.
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