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Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries : Cicero: Pro P. Sulla oratio Series Number 30 - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries

Cicero: Pro P. Sulla oratio Series Number 30


Published: 20th May 2004
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In 62 BC, the year after his suppression of Catiline, Cicero delivered Pro Sulla, a successful defence of P. Cornelius Sulla, the nephew of the dictator, on a charge of participation in the Catilinarian conspiracy. This edition, which contains a new text together with introduction, commentary and appendices, is the first full-scale scholarly treatment of the speech. The text takes account of Gulielmius' reports of the missing portion of the Erfurtensis manuscript, recovered by Dr Berry and published as a preliminary to this edition in 1989; a complete collation is provided of this and the other principal manuscripts. The introduction includes a reassessment of Sulla's guilt and Cicero's undertaking of the case, and also considers issues such as the prose rhythm of the speech and its publication. The commentary discusses history, text and syntax as well as rhetoric and style.

"...a welcome and impressive addition to this small group of distinguished books...Berry offers a wealth of details...and balances linguistic, historical, political, and rhetorical materials more effectively than any other English commentary on a Ciceronian speech. This masterly, magisterial treatment is destined to become the standard commentary on Pro Sulla until well into the 21st century." Choice "Berry's work is excellent. All research libraries and all classical scholars interested in Cicero will want to own it." Christopher P. Craig, Religious Studies Review

Previous editions and commentaries
Bibliographical lists and surveys
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ISBN: 9780521604215
ISBN-10: 0521604214
Series: Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 20th May 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.46