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Cicero as Evidence
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Cicero as Evidence: A Historian's Companion

Andrew Lintott

Abstract

The book is intended to show historically-minded readers how they should read Cicero's abundant writings: not only the letters, but the speeches and the theoretical texts on rhetoric and philosophy. Though neither a complete biography nor a history of the late Republic, it seeks to provide fundamental material for both topics, which are made both interesting and difficult to study by the wealth of evidence provided. It also seeks to serve as a corrective for interpretations of them based either on belief in what Cicero himself chose to say or on accounts circulated after the statesman's death, ... More

Keywords: biography, history, letters, philosophy, rhetoric, speeches

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199216444
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216444.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Lintott, author
Emeritus Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford
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