Speech on Behalf of Publius Sestius
Edited by Robert A. Kaster
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Cicero by Robert A. Kaster
Book DescriptionA new translation of, and commentary on, Cicero's defence of Publius Sestius against a charge of public violence. Pro Sestio is arguably the most important of Cicero's political speeches that survive from the nearly two decades separating the Speeches against Catiline and the Second Philippic. Its account of recent history provides any student of Rome with a fascinating way into the period; its depiction of public meetings, demonstrations, and violence are highly pertinent to the current debate on the place of 'the crowd in Rome in the late Republic'; the speech is also among the best introductions we have to traditional Republican values and ethics in action.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199283026
(215mm x 136mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Lives of the Caesars & on Teachers of Grammar and Rhetoric (C. Suetoni Tranquilli de Uita Caesarum Libri VIII et de Grammaticis et Rhetoribus Liber), Hardback (July 2016)
A critical edition of Suetonius' collected biographies of the Roman Empire's first leaders, Lives of the Caesars, and his On Teachers of Grammar and Rhetoric, accompanied by an extensive English preface, detailed apparatus testium, and critical apparatus.
Appian Way, Paperback (May 2014)» View all books by Robert A. Kaster
To walk on remnants of the storied Appian Way, from Rome to Italy, is to walk in the footsteps of ghosts. In this book, the author is our guide to those ghosts - and the layers of history they represent. It takes us on a trek with him back in time, to the campaigns of Garibaldi, the revolt of Spartacus, and the glory days of Imperial Rome.
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Author Biography - Robert A. Kaster
Robert A. Kaster is Professor of Classics and Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin, Princeton University.
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