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Author Cicero, Marcus Tullius.

Title Pro Marco Caelio / by Marcus Tullius Cicero ; edited by Andrew R. Dyck
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Cambridge Greek and Latin classics
Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
Contents The charge and the court -- Procedure in the quaestiones perpetuae -- The crime and its background -- The date of the trial -- The defendant -- The prosecution team -- The prosecution strategy -- The defense team -- The general defense strategy -- Cicero's approach -- Clodia's rĂ´le -- The outcome and sequel -- Language and style -- Periodic style, rhythm -- Relation of the delivered and published speeches -- The published speech and its afterlife -- The text -- M. TVLLI Ciceronis Oration Pro Marco Caelio -- Commentary
Summary Pro Marco Caelio is perhaps Cicero's best-loved speech and has long been regarded as one of the best surviving examples of Roman oratory. Speaking in defence of the young aristocrat Marcus Caelius Rufus on charges of political violence, Cicero scores his points with wit but also with searing invective directed at a supporter of the prosecution, Clodia Metelli, whom he represents as seeking vengeance as a lover spurned by his client. This new edition and detailed commentary offers advanced undergraduates and graduate students, as well as scholars, a detailed analysis of Cicero's rhetorical strategies and stylistic refinements and presents a systematic account of the background and significance of the speech, including in-depth explanations of Roman court proceedings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-191), chronology, and indexes
Notes Translated from the Latin
Print version record
Subject Caelius Rufus, Marcus.
Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Pro Caelio.
SUBJECT Caelius Rufus, Marcus fast
Pro Caelio (Cicero, Marcus Tullius) fast
Subject Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin.
Politics and government
Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin
SUBJECT Rome -- Politics and government -- 265-30 B.C.
Subject Rome (Empire)
Genre/Form Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin
Form Electronic book
Author Dyck, Andrew R. (Andrew Roy), 1947-
ISBN 9781139028202
Other Titles Pro Caelio. English