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Author Berry, D. H., author

Title Cicero's Catilinarians / D. H. Berry
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 276 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Oxford approaches to classical literature
Oxford approaches to classical literature.
Contents The patrician and the new man -- What are the Catilinarians? -- Denouncing the living /dead Catiline : The First Catilinarian -- Persuading the people : The Second and Third Catilinarians -- Pro Cicerone: The Fourth Catilinarian -- Catiline in the underworld and afterwards -- Appendix 1. A Catalinarian chronology, 108-57 BC -- Appendix 2. Cataline's surviving words -- Appendix 3. Two bowls inscribed with the names of Cataline and Cato
Summary "The Catilinarians are a set of four speeches that Cicero, while consul in 63 BC, delivered before the senate and the Roman people against the conspirator Catiline and his followers. Or are they? Cicero did not publish the speeches until three years later, and he substantially revised them before publication, rewriting some passages and adding others, all with the aim of justifying the action he had taken against the conspirators and memorializing his own role in the suppression of the conspiracy. How, then, should we interpret these speeches as literature? Can we treat them as representing what Cicero actually said? Or do we have to read them merely as political pamphlets from a later time? In this, the first book-length discussion of these famous speeches, D. H. Berry clarifies what the speeches actually are and explains how he believes we should approach them. In addition, the book contains a full and up-to-date account of the Catilinarian conspiracy, and a survey of the influence that the story of Catiline has had on writers such as Sallust and Virgil, Ben Jonson and Henrik Ibsen, from antiquity to the present day"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English; some text in Latin with English translation
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 09, 2020)
Subject Cicero, Marcus Tullius. In Catilinam.
Catiline, approximately 108 B.C.-62 B.C. -- In literature
Cicero, Marcus Tullius -- Influence
Catiline, approximately 108 B.C.-62 B.C.
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
SUBJECT In Catilinam (Cicero, Marcus Tullius) fast
Subject Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin -- History and criticism
Literature and history -- Rome
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Literature and history
Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin
Rome -- History -- Conspiracy of Catiline, 65-62 B.C.
Rome (Empire)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019048912
ISBN 9780197510810