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Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Speeches. English. Selections
Speeches on behalf of Marcus Fonteius and Marcus Aemilius Scaurus / Marcus Tullius Cicero ; translated with introduction and commentary by Andrew R. Dyck
First edition
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PA6307.A4 D93 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Cicero, Marcus Tullius -- Translations into English
Subject(s) Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin -- Translations into English
Subject Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Pro M. Fonteio
Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Pro M. Aemilio Scauro
Subject(s) Defense (Criminal procedure) -- Rome -- Sources
Physical Description x, 212 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Content Type text
Media Type unmediated
Carrier Type volume
Summary "Besides his renowned prosecution of Gaius Verres, Cicero also appeared as defence counsel in a number of cases in which former governors were accused of misconduct in the provinces. This volume unites two such defences, both incompletely preserved, from an early phase of Cicero's career (ca. 69 BC) and from his maturity (54 BC). The first speech is on behalf of Marcus Fonteius. Fonteius was governor of Transalpine Gaul probably from 74 to 72 BC, a time when the Romans were consolidating their control of that province and simultaneously fighting a bitter war with rebels under Sertorius in the Iberian Peninsula. Cicero defends Fonteius with the argument that his measures, though severe, were in the state interest. The second speech is on behalf of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus, governor of Sardinia in 55, whose charges included not only peculation but also cruelty and hounding a woman to suicide through his unwanted attentions. In both cases Cicero seeks to stir Roman prejudice against the foreign witnesses testifying for the prosecution. The outcome of Fonteius' case is not clear from surviving evidence, but Scaurus was acquitted, only to be condemned and exiled on charges of corrupt electoral practices three years later. Dyck's volume provides a general introduction on the Roman extortion court and, for each speech, an introduction, English translation, and the first detailed commentary in English"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-200) and index
Machine generated contents note: -- List of Maps -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. The Extortion Court (quaestio de repetundis): Function and History -- 2. A Note on the Translations -- On behalf of Marcus Fonteius -- Introduction -- 1. The Romans and Transalpine Gaul -- 2. Fonteius' Career to 74 -- 3. Fonteius' Governorship of Gaul -- 4. The Prosecution -- 5. Cicero's Defence -- 6. The Outcome -- 7. The Surviving Text -- Translation -- Commentary -- On behalf of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus -- Introduction -- 1. Sardinia: From Carthaginian Colony to Roman Province -- 2. The Aemilii Scauri in Roman Society and Politics -- 3. The Roman plebs and the Grain Supply -- 4. Cicero's Political Position between the Council of Luca and the Defence of Scaurus -- 5. The Trial of Scaurus -- 6. The Surviving Text -- Translation -- Commentary -- Appendix 1: Chronological Table -- Appendix 2: The Text -- Glossary of Political and Ethical Terms -- Glossary of Rhetorical Terms -- Maps -- References -- Index
Series Clarendon ancient history series
Alternate Author Dyck, Andrew R. (Andrew Roy), 1947- translator, writer of added commentary
Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Pro M. Aemilio Scauro. English

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