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Vol 23 No 11 Nov/Dec 2018

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Paget's Law of Banking

Edited by: John Odgers, Pagets
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Defence Speeches

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ISBN13: 9780192825124
ISBN: 0192825127
Published: April 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print




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""But I must stop now. I can no longer speak for tears - and my client has ordered that tears are not to be used in his defence"". Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world - he dominated the Roman courts, usually appearing for the defence. His speeches are masterpieces of persuasion, compellingly written, emotionally powerful and sometimes hilariously funny. This book presents five of his most famous defences: of Roscius, falsely accused of murdering his father; of the consul-elect Murena, accused of electoral bribery; of the poet Archias, on a citizenship charge; of Caelius, ex-lover of Clodia Metelli, on charges of violence; and of Milo, for murdering Cicero's hated enemy Clodius. Cicero's clients were rarely whiter-than-white; but so seductive is his oratory that the reader cannot help taking his side. In these speeches we are plunged into some of the most exciting courtroom dramas of all time. These new translations preserve Cicero's literary artistry and emotional force. Each speech has its own introduction, and a general introduction discusses Cicero's public career and the criminal courts.

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