• Title: Pro Caelio
  • Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero Stephen Ciraolo
  • ISBN: 9780865165595
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Pro Caelio This newly revised edition of one of Cicero s greatest orations provides all the linguistic and background material for the Cicero component of the AP program in Latin literature A terrific college te
    This newly revised edition of one of Cicero s greatest orations provides all the linguistic and background material for the Cicero component of the AP program in Latin literature A terrific college text, too.Special FeaturesUser friendly for both teachers and students, this presentation of Cicero s oratorical tour de force features Entire text of the speech RunningThis newly revised edition of one of Cicero s greatest orations provides all the linguistic and background material for the Cicero component of the AP program in Latin literature A terrific college text, too.Special FeaturesUser friendly for both teachers and students, this presentation of Cicero s oratorical tour de force features Entire text of the speech Running vocabulary and commentary on grammar, style, history, and Roman institutions Introductory essays on the lives of Cicero and Caelius and on Roman oratory Extensive bibliography New to the 3rd edition Vocabulary and notes updated to include the entire speech New appendices o Caelius, Pro Caelio, and Catullus o Caelius speeches o In Clodium et Curionem o Why Pro Caelio o Related historical fiction

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    1. Questa di Cicerone è un'orazione un po' particolare: lo stesso autore parla, infatti, diquodam novo genere dicendi , nuovo non solo nella forma, ma anche (e anzi soprattutto), nei contenuti.Cicero, infatti, liquida nel giro di pochissimi capitolinarratio e argumentatio , per parlare ben prestoextra causamdei meriti di Archia in quanto poeta; meriti tra l'altro sufficienti perché fosse pressoché scontata la cittadinanza di Archia: anche ammesso che i registri di Eraclea (nei quali il poeta si [...]

    2. I had to read this for my Advanced Latin class this semester. If you haven't read any of Cicero's work before you definitely should, the man is an incredible speaker/writer. This version is particularly helpful if you're still learning Latin, as it has editor notes for uncommon vocabulary usage and a good introduction that helps you understand the speech contained within better if you aren't familiar with how Roman law practices worked.This is also a great book if you're learning Latin due to th [...]

    3. Una grazia e una leggerezza di tocco che neppure i Greci avrebbero potuto superare.Robert NisbetProbabilmente la maggior parte delle persone si immagina Cicerone come un uomo dall'aria greve, accigliata, seriosa. Uno assolutamente incapace di far ridere chicchessia. Ebbene, nella Pro Caelio, Cicerone dimostra di essere in grado di usare una ironia e arguzia in modo così elegante e misurato da essere assolutamente irresistibile anche per i giorni nostri. Ad una ad una, smonta tutte le accuse, ri [...]

    4. Pro Caelio was the bane of my existence in high school. While I was eager to tear into Latin in my reading list this year to try and salvage what command of the language I have, I left Pro Caelio for the very end out of a deep fear of how much of a struggle it was going to be.Years later, I found Pro Caelio a lot easier to get through. Latin is not a language for puntuation, and Cicero's characteristic epic sentences of dense, onion-layers of indirect statements and subordinate clauses is still [...]

    5. As a reader for the Pro Caelio, I found the notes in this book generally to be quite helpful, though the omissions in the glossary in the back sent me to other Latin dictionaries on more than one occasion, which was annoying; I don't know why the preparers of this commentary chose not include a complete glossary to accompany this text.Also, the letters between Cicero and Caelius, though interesting, form an awkward addendum to the speech. Certainly, it is fascinating to read their correspondence [...]

    6. I loved this speech. It was my first full text Latin translation, and I just fell in love with it. Cicero's arguments are brilliantly amusing and just outlandish enough to work. The parts with Clodia, especially the part when he talked about all the men hiding in the Baiae was just too funny. My professor and I couldn't stop laughing at how ridiculous Cicero made the whole situation sound. I would recommend this speech to any Intermediate Latin students like myself. Oftentimes, Cicero used simil [...]

    7. This is one of my favorite speeches of Cicero I've read thus far. Cicero's invective against Clodia is laugh-out-loud funny in some places. Cicero's toying with dramatic forms is an impressive stylistic feat and continues to entertain his audience. Austin's commentary is thorough and usually helpful in regards to grammar and historical context.

    8. I have intended to read over all his orations if possible to gain his way and manner of thinking, to teach me to talk handsomely and fluently upon any subject that occurs, to observe his transitions and manner of connexion that I may become as much an orator as possible

    9. Probably one of my favorite Latin texts I worked through in uni, but Cicero is famously difficult so read him with some serious help or at least a commentary.

    10. Invective, humor, and erudition are all tools in Cicero's armory of oration. The Pro Cælio is an excellent text in which we get to witness him employ all three of them in rapid succession.

    11. This is a beautiful defense. I read this one-on-one with my adviser in Undergrad and we had a lot of fun.

    12. Excellent commentary for intermediate level students. Notes are very helpful. Glossary is incomplete however and a definite negative.

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