In letters to his pricey good friend Atticus, Cicero finds himself as to no different of his correspondents other than, maybe, his brother. those letters, during this four-volume sequence, additionally offer a shiny photo of a momentous interval in Roman history--years marked by way of the increase of Julius Caesar and the downfall of the Republic.
whilst the correspondence starts in November sixty eight BCE the 38-year-old Cicero is a outstanding determine in Rome: an excellent attorney and orator, who has completed primacy on the Roman bar and a political occupation that will culminate within the Consulship in sixty three. Over the subsequent twenty-four years--to November forty four, a yr earlier than he used to be positioned to loss of life by means of the forces of Octavian and Mark Antony--Cicero wrote usually to his good friend and confidant, sharing information and discussing affairs of industrial and country. it truly is to this corpus of over four hundred letters that we owe so much of our information regarding Cicero's literary job. and brought as an entire the letters supply a first-hand account of social and political lifestyles in Rome.
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