|Author||Harold Whetstone Johnston|
|Publication Date||July 1, 2012|
The Introduction has been retained almost bodily-the Life of Cicero with condensation and additions, the Roman Commonwealth with hardly any modification. Much of the annotation, too, on the four orafions and eleven letters which appear in both editions has been retained with little or no change of phraseology; though new material has been added and an occasional statement simplified. In the matter of selections the deviation has been wider. The six orations most commonly studied in our schools are placed first, with full notes and grammatical references. Then comes the Verres (A ctio I and a brief selection from A ctio II), to illustrate the oratorâs earlier style and his methods as a prosecutor. This is followed by three speeches of the latest period-two Caesareans and the fourth Philippic. The twentyone letters also cover a wide range of time and subject matter, though special prominence is given to the year of exile. The introduction of the Catiline of Sallust is an innovation which it is believed will meet the approval of teachers. The text is given in full, except for a few chapters which have no essential bearing on the history of the conspiracy.
(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.
Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org