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Letters to Atticus, vol. 2 of 4 (Letters 90–165A)

Letters to Atticus vol of Letters A In letters to his dear friend Atticus Cicero reveals himself as to no other of his correspondents except perhaps his brother These letters in this four volume series also provide a vivid picture

  • Title: Letters to Atticus, vol. 2 of 4 (Letters 90–165A)
  • Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero D.R. Shackleton Bailey
  • ISBN: 9780674995727
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In letters to his dear friend Atticus, Cicero reveals himself as to no other of his correspondents except, perhaps, his brother These letters, in this four volume series, also provide a vivid picture of a momentous period in Roman history years marked by the rise of Julius Caesar and the downfall of the Republic.When the correspondence begins in November 68 BCE the 38 yeIn letters to his dear friend Atticus, Cicero reveals himself as to no other of his correspondents except, perhaps, his brother These letters, in this four volume series, also provide a vivid picture of a momentous period in Roman history years marked by the rise of Julius Caesar and the downfall of the Republic.When the correspondence begins in November 68 BCE the 38 year old Cicero is a notable figure in Rome a brilliant lawyer and orator, who has achieved primacy at the Roman bar and a political career that would culminate in the Consulship in 63 Over the next twenty four years to November 44, a year before he was put to death by the forces of Octavian and Mark Antony Cicero wrote frequently to his friend and confidant, sharing news and discussing affairs of business and state It is to this corpus of over 400 letters that we owe most of our information about Cicero s literary activity And taken as a whole the letters provide a first hand account of social and political life in Rome.

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    1 thought on “Letters to Atticus, vol. 2 of 4 (Letters 90–165A)

    1. Amazing is perhaps too strong a rating but it's in the first person present by a great writer who gives his perspective on the beginning of the civil war started by Caesar as it's occurring. He's clear his choice is between two despots, one of whom he's more attached to than the other for personal reasons as well as the only hope for a restoration of the republic as he knows it. As bonus, at the end, there are letters from Pompey himself. No, it is amazing.

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