Author: Stephen Ciraolo
Product Code: 5599
ISBN: 978-0-86516-559-5
Pages: 270
Availability: In stock
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Revised edition of one of Cicero's greatest orations provides all the linguistic and background material for the entire, unadapted Latin text of Cicero's Pro Caelio.


User-friendly for both teachers and students, this presentation of Cicero's oratorical tour de force features

  • Entire text of the speech
  • Running vocabulary and commentary on grammar, style, history, and Roman institutions
  • Introductory essays on the lives of Cicero and Caelius and on Roman oratory
  • Extensive bibliography
  • Vocabulary and notes updated to include the entire speech
  • New appendices
    • Caelius, Pro Caelio, and Catullus
    • Caelius' speeches
    • In Clodium et Curionem
    • Why Pro Caelio?
    • Related historical fiction


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Review by: Mark Pearsall, New England Classical Journal - September 26, 2005
Ciraolo’s text is extremely thorough. It has a solid introduction, extensive notes, and running commentary on grammatical forms and stylistic devices. For a student new to the study of Cicero and unfamiliar with the history of Marcus Caelius Rufus, this is a complete work that has all the necessary information, without being overwhelming.
Cicero's defense of Caelius stands out as one of his greatest orations, now accessible to students with running commentary and vocabulary.
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