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The Life of Cicero

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)

1. 01 – Chapter 1, Introduction, Part 1
2. 02 – Chapter 1, Introduction, Part 2
3. 03 – Chapter 2, His Education
4. 04 – Chapter3, The Condition of Rome
5. 05 – Chapter4, His Early Pleadings, Part 1
6. 06 – Chapter 4, His Early Pleadings, Part 2
7. 07 – Chapter 5, Cicero as Quaestor
8. 08 – Chapter 6, Verres, Part 1
9. 09 – Chapter 6, Verres, Part 2
10. 10 – Chapter 7, Cicero as Aedile and Praetor
11. 11 – Chapter 8, Cicero as Consul
12. 12 – Chapter 9, Catiline, Part 1
13. 13 – Chapter 9, Catiline, Part 2
14. 14 – Chapter 10, Cicero After His Consulship
15. 15 – Chapter 11, The Triumvirate, Part 1
16. 16 – Chapter 11, The Triumvirate, Part 2
17. 17 – Chapter 12, His Exile, Part 1
18. 18 – Chapter 12, His Exile, Part 2

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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43BC) was an orator, statesman, philosopher and prolific correspondent, who rose as a ‘new man’ in Rome in the turbulent last years of its republican government. Anthony Trollope, best known as a novelist, admired Cicero greatly and wrote this biography late in life in order to argue his virtues against authors who had granted him literary greatness but questioned his strength as a politician and as a man. He takes a personal approach, affording us an insight into his own mind and times as well as those of his subject.Volume I covers the period (up to the year 57BC) of Cicero’s education, his rise through the courts and offices of state to the Consulship, and his exile.Please note that footnotes – predominantly bibliographical citations and Latin quotations – are omitted unless explicitly referred to in the main text; the appendices, which consist mainly of more substantial extracts from other works, are likewise omitted.Summary by PhilippaVolume II can be found here.