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The Resource Speeches on behalf of Marcus Fonteius and Marcus Aemilius Scaurus, Marcus Tullius Cicero ; translated with introduction and commentary by Andrew R. Dyck

Speeches on behalf of Marcus Fonteius and Marcus Aemilius Scaurus, Marcus Tullius Cicero ; translated with introduction and commentary by Andrew R. Dyck

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Speeches on behalf of Marcus Fonteius and Marcus Aemilius Scaurus
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Speeches on behalf of Marcus Fonteius and Marcus Aemilius Scaurus
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Marcus Tullius Cicero ; translated with introduction and commentary by Andrew R. Dyck
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  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
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"Besides his renowned prosecution of Gaius Verres, Cicero also appeared as defence counsel in a number of cases in which former governors were accused of misconduct in the provinces. This volume unites two such defences, both incompletely preserved, from an early phase of Cicero's career (ca. 69 BC) and from his maturity (54 BC). The first speech is on behalf of Marcus Fonteius. Fonteius was governor of Transalpine Gaul probably from 74 to 72 BC, a time when the Romans were consolidating their control of that province and simultaneously fighting a bitter war with rebels under Sertorius in the Iberian Peninsula. Cicero defends Fonteius with the argument that his measures, though severe, were in the state interest. The second speech is on behalf of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus, governor of Sardinia in 55, whose charges included not only peculation but also cruelty and hounding a woman to suicide through his unwanted attentions. In both cases Cicero seeks to stir Roman prejudice against the foreign witnesses testifying for the prosecution. The outcome of Fonteius' case is not clear from surviving evidence, but Scaurus was acquitted, only to be condemned and exiled on charges of corrupt electoral practices three years later. Dyck's volume provides a general introduction on the Roman extortion court and, for each speech, an introduction, English translation, and the first detailed commentary in English"--
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Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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non fiction
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1947-
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  • Dyck, Andrew R.
  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius
  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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Clarendon ancient history series
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  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin
  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius
  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius
  • Defense (Criminal procedure)
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Speeches on behalf of Marcus Fonteius and Marcus Aemilius Scaurus, Marcus Tullius Cicero ; translated with introduction and commentary by Andrew R. Dyck
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text
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- List of Maps -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. The Extortion Court (quaestio de repetundis): Function and History -- 2. A Note on the Translations -- On behalf of Marcus Fonteius -- Introduction -- 1. The Romans and Transalpine Gaul -- 2. Fonteius' Career to 74 -- 3. Fonteius' Governorship of Gaul -- 4. The Prosecution -- 5. Cicero's Defence -- 6. The Outcome -- 7. The Surviving Text -- Translation -- Commentary -- On behalf of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus -- Introduction -- 1. Sardinia: From Carthaginian Colony to Roman Province -- 2. The Aemilii Scauri in Roman Society and Politics -- 3. The Roman plebs and the Grain Supply -- 4. Cicero's Political Position between the Council of Luca and the Defence of Scaurus -- 5. The Trial of Scaurus -- 6. The Surviving Text -- Translation -- Commentary -- Appendix 1: Chronological Table -- Appendix 2: The Text -- Glossary of Political and Ethical Terms -- Glossary of Rhetorical Terms -- Maps -- References -- Index
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23 cm
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First edition
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x, 212 pages
Isbn
9780199590063
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(hardback)
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2012004242
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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maps
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(OCoLC)764348624
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Speeches on behalf of Marcus Fonteius and Marcus Aemilius Scaurus, Marcus Tullius Cicero ; translated with introduction and commentary by Andrew R. Dyck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- List of Maps -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. The Extortion Court (quaestio de repetundis): Function and History -- 2. A Note on the Translations -- On behalf of Marcus Fonteius -- Introduction -- 1. The Romans and Transalpine Gaul -- 2. Fonteius' Career to 74 -- 3. Fonteius' Governorship of Gaul -- 4. The Prosecution -- 5. Cicero's Defence -- 6. The Outcome -- 7. The Surviving Text -- Translation -- Commentary -- On behalf of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus -- Introduction -- 1. Sardinia: From Carthaginian Colony to Roman Province -- 2. The Aemilii Scauri in Roman Society and Politics -- 3. The Roman plebs and the Grain Supply -- 4. Cicero's Political Position between the Council of Luca and the Defence of Scaurus -- 5. The Trial of Scaurus -- 6. The Surviving Text -- Translation -- Commentary -- Appendix 1: Chronological Table -- Appendix 2: The Text -- Glossary of Political and Ethical Terms -- Glossary of Rhetorical Terms -- Maps -- References -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 212 pages
Isbn
9780199590063
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012004242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)764348624

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