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Cicero, Against Verres, 2.1.53-86

Latin Text with Introduction, Study Questions, Commentary and English Translation

Looting, despoiling temples, attempted rape and judicial murder: these are just some of the themes of this classic piece of writing by one of the world’s greatest orators. This particular passage is from the second book of Cicero’s Speeches Against Verres, who was a former Roman magistrate on trial for serious misconduct. Cicero presents the lurid details of Verres’ alleged crimes in exquisite and sophisticated prose.
This volume provides a portion of the original text of Cicero’s speech...


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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : Classics Textbooks
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2011
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 20 December 2012
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9781906924546
  • Electronic ISBN : 9781906924553
  • Number of pages : 199 p.

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