By Marcus Tullius Cicero
In letters to his pricey buddy Atticus, Cicero unearths himself as to no different of his correspondents other than, possibly, his brother. those letters, during this four-volume sequence, additionally supply a shiny photo of a momentous interval in Roman history--years marked through the increase of Julius Caesar and the downfall of the Republic.
while the correspondence starts off in November sixty eight BCE the 38-year-old Cicero is a awesome determine in Rome: a super legal professional and orator, who has completed primacy on the Roman bar and a political profession that will culminate within the Consulship in sixty three. Over the subsequent twenty-four years--to November forty four, a yr sooner than he used to be positioned to loss of life via the forces of Octavian and Mark Antony--Cicero wrote often to his buddy 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 such a lot 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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