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Cicero The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician by  Anthony Everitt - Paperback - 1st Edition Later Printing - 2003 - from Book Quest and Biblio.co.uk

Cicero The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician

by Everitt, Anthony

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NY: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003. 1st Edition Later Printing. Paperback. Very Good. Has remainder mark lower bottom edge of text. Paperback: 400 pagesPublisher: Random House Trade PaperbacksReprint edition (May 6, 2003) Language: EnglishISBN-10: 037575895XISBN-13: 978-0375758959Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 8 inches, Shipping Weight: 8 ouncesHe squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised the legendary Pompey on his somewhat botched transition from military hero to politician. He lambasted Mark Antony and was master of the smear campaign, as feared for his wit as he was for exposing his opponents' sexual peccadilloes. Brilliant, voluble, cranky, a genius of political manipulation but also a true patriot and idealist, Cicero was Rome's most feared politician, one of the greatest lawyers and statesmen of all times. Machiavelli, Queen Elizabeth, John Adams and Winston Churchill all studied his example. No man has loomed larger in the political history of mankind. In this dynamic and engaging biography, Anthony Everitt plunges us into the fascinating, scandal-ridden world of ancient Rome in its most glorious heyday. Accessible to us through his legendary speeches but also through an unrivaled collection of unguarded letters to his close friend Atticus, Cicero comes to life in these pages as a witty and cunning political operator. Cicero leapt onto the public stage at twenty-six, came of age during Spartacus' famous revolt of the gladiators and presided over Roman law and politics for almost half a century. He foiled the legendary Catiline conspiracy, advised Pompey, the victorious general who brought the Middle East under Roman rule, and fought to mobilize the Senate against Caesar. He witnessed the conquest of Gaul, the civil war that followed and Caesar's dictatorship and assassination. Cicero was a legendary defender of freedom and a model, later, to French and American revolutionaries who saw themselves as following in his footsteps in their resistance to tyranny. 7.90 X 5.10 X 1 inches, 400 pages




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