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Cicero, Philippic 2, 44–50, 78–92, 100–119

Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary

Cicero composed his incendiary Philippics only a few months after Rome was rocked by the brutal assassination of Julius Caesar. In the tumultuous aftermath of Caesar's death, Cicero and Mark Antony found themselves on opposing sides of an increasingly bitter and dangerous battle for control. Philippic 2 was a weapon in that war.

Conceived as Cicero's response to a verbal attack from Antony in the Senate, Philippic 2 is a rhetorical firework that ranges from abusive references to Antony...

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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : Classics Textbooks | 6
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2018
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 21 mars 2019
  • EAN (Print version) : 9781783745890
  • Electronic EAN : 9791036525056
  • Number of pages : viii + 480 p.