Defence Speeches - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  • Defence Speeches - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
zoom

Defence Speeches - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
£9.99
Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 14/08/2008
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
'But I must stop now. I can no longer speak for tears - and my client has ordered that tears are not to be used in his defence.' Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world: he dominated the Roman courts, usually appearing for the defence. His speeches are masterpieces of persuasion: compellingly written, emotionally powerful, and somtimes hilariously funny. This book presents five of his most famous defences: of Roscius, falsely accused of murdering his father; of the consul-elect Murena, accused of electoral bribery; of the poet Archias, on a citizenshiup charge; of Caelius, ex-lover of Clodia Metelli, on charges of violence; and of Milo, for mudering Cicero's hated enemy Clodius. Cicero's clients were rarely whiter-than-white; but so seductive is his oratory that the reader cannot help taking his side. In these speeches we are plunged into some of the most exciting courtroom dramas of all time. These new translations preserve Cicero's literary artistry and emotional force, and achieve new standards of accuracy. Each speech has its own introduction, and a general introduction discusses Cicero's public career and the criminal courts. The substantial explanatory notes guide the reader through the speeches, and offer new scholarship presented in a clear way.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199537907
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 223 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Speeches of Charles Dickens
Added to basket
In Defence of the Republic
Added to basket
Chambers Book of Great Speeches
Added to basket
Selected Speeches
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
A Sky Without Eagles
Added to basket
Ten Speeches
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Political Speeches
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Very Good Lives
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
A Murray Christmas 2
Added to basket
£7.99
CD-Audio
Great Speeches of Our Time
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.