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The Life of Cicero, Volume II

Anthony Trollope

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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43BC) was an orator, statesman, philosopher and prolific correspondent, who rose as a ‘new man’ in Rome in the turbulent last years of its republican government. Anthony Trollope, best known as a novelist, admired Cicero greatly and wrote this biography late in life in order to argue his virtues against authors who had granted him literary greatness but questioned his strength as a politician and as a man. He takes a personal approach, affording us an insight into his own mind and times as well as those of his subject. This second volume of two covers his last years, BC 57-43 and the personal and political upheavals that surrounded them: the civil war between Caesar and Pompey, the death of his daughter Tullia, Caesar's dictatorship and assassination, Cicero's antagonism against Antony in the Philippics and his final struggle for the republic. Having used Cicero's letters and speeches to guide his biography, Trollope treats his other works (what he terms 'moral essays', and works on philosophy and rhetoric), and his religious beliefs, in separate chapters at the end of this volume, to which is also appended his own translation of Cicero's 'Dream of Scipio' from the De re publica.(Summary by Philippa)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 58m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

43:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

42:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

40:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

41:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

41:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

35:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:39