By Marcus Tullius Cicero
In letters to his expensive buddy Atticus, Cicero finds himself as to no different of his correspondents other than, maybe, his brother. those letters, during this four-volume sequence, additionally supply a shiny photograph of a momentous interval in Roman history--years marked via 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 amazing determine in Rome: an excellent attorney and orator, who has completed primacy on the Roman bar and a political occupation that might culminate within the Consulship in sixty three. Over the subsequent twenty-four years--to November forty four, a 12 months ahead of he was once placed to loss of life by means of the forces of Octavian and Mark Antony--Cicero wrote often to his good friend and confidant, sharing information and discussing affairs of commercial and kingdom. 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 a complete the letters supply a first-hand account of social and political lifestyles in Rome.
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