Cicero : The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician. / Anthony Everitt.
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- ISBN: 9781588360342 (electronic bk)
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- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
|Summary, etc.:|| "All ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher combined."--John AdamsHe squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised the legendary Pompey on his somewhat botched transition from military hero to politician. He lambasted Mark Antony and was master of the smear campaign, as feared for his wit as he was for exposing his opponents' sexual peccadilloes. Brilliant, voluble, cranky, a genius of political manipulation but also a true patriot and idealist, Cicero was Rome's most feared politician, one of the greatest lawyers and statesmen of all times. Machiavelli, Queen Elizabeth, John Adams and Winston Churchill all studied his example. No man has loomed larger in the political history of mankind.In this dynamic and engaging biography, Anthony Everitt plunges us into the fascinating, scandal-ridden world of ancient Rome in its most glorious heyday. Accessible to us through his legendary speeches but also...
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