Selected Letters of Cicero Edited With Introduction...


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Author  Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   July 5, 2012
Pages  394

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Cicero sletters are of such wide range and varied interest that it is an exceptionally difficult task to edit a limited number which shall be fairly representative of the whole, and it is hoped that those readers who fail to find some of their favorite letters in this volume will bear this difficulty in mind. The editor has chosen in particular the letters which Cicero wrote to the members of his own family and to his intimate friends upon personal subjects, in the hope of throwing as much light as possible upon Cicero sprivate character, his tastes, his daily life, and his relations with his personal and literary friends. At the same time it is hoped that letters bearing upon political matters have been included in sufficient number to present a good outline of Cicero spublic life and of his times. The letters are arranged chronologically. The text of the Epistulae ad fatniliares is that of Mendelssohn, with slight changes in a few passages generally recognized as corrupt and not readable. C. F. W. Miiller sedition is the basis for the text of the Epistulae ad Quintum fratrem and Wesenberg sfor that of the Epistulae ad A tticum Bks. I.-XI. and XIV.-XVI., but in very many cases the reading of the Medicean MS., which Wesenberg rejects, has been restored, and in certain other cases the more probable conjectures of Lehmann and others have been substituted for the emendations accepted by Wesenberg. The text of Bks. XII. and XIII.
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