Cicero's great polemic against Antony, a literary masterpiece,
is here made available to Latin students early in their reading
programme and to students of classical civilisation. The
introduction to this edition deals with the historical setting,
Roman rhetoric and Cicero's style while the notes are mainly
literary; not historical. Attention is paid to Cicero's use of
the devices and techniques of rhetoric, and the variety of tones
by which he sustains his attack on Antony without ever losing the
interest of the reader. The notes also draw attention to the
rhythms of the Latin and to the clausulae.
Text with translation and commentary.
210 x 149 mm
December 1, 1986
Aris & Phillips Classical Texts