Asconius Commentaries on Five Speeches of Cicero

Author: Simon Squires
Product Code: 2204
ISBN: 978-0-86516-220-4
Pages: 176
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Students and scholars of Latin, history, and literature will find this to be an outstanding book that offers insights into the lives of Cicero and Asconius, as well as a fascinating look at Rome in the first century BCE. Commentaries by Asconius are included with the text and translation of these speeches by Cicero: In Pisonem, Pro Scauro, Pro Milone, Pro Cornelio, and In Toga Candida.

The book provides an essay on the life and works of Asconius, notes on sources, a bibliography, catalog of Asconius's errors, a glossary, and a proper name index.

Special Features
Designed as a reference or textbook for a seminar course or for building "superior" Latin reading skills for Latin 3 and 4 high school students. Readers of this book will find that it:

  • Includes Latin text as well as a professional translation sensitive to the differences between the Latin of Cicero and Asconius himself
  • Is an invaluable research and reference tool for all historians and Latinists interested in First Century BCE Republican Rome
  • Will assist the historian in exploring and understanding the original Latin
  • Will increase the Latinist's background in both history and rhetoric
  • Examines the social context of Cicero's speeches from a contemporary's viewpoint

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