Roman Life in the Days of Cicero: Sketches Drawn from His Letters and Speeches

Roman Life in the Days of Cicero: Sketches Drawn from His Letters and Speeches

Roman Life in the Days of Cicero: Sketches Drawn from His Letters and Speeches

Roman Life in the Days of Cicero: Sketches Drawn from His Letters and Speeches

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This book does not claim to be a life of Cicero or a history of the last days of the Roman Republic. Still less does it pretend to come into comparison with such a work asBecker's Gallus, in which on a slender thread of narrative is hung a vast amount of facts relating to the social life of the Romans. I have tried to group round the central figure of Cicero various sketches of men and manners, and so to give my readers some idea of what life actually was in Rome, and the provinces of Rome, during the first six decades -- to speak roughly -- of the first century B.C. I speak of Cicero as the "central figure," not as judging him to be the most important man of the time . . .

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