The Life of Cicero, Vol. I
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 Philippa)
Volume II can be found here.
Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography
|Play 01||Ch1, Introduction, pt1||Philippa
|Play 02||Ch1, Introduction, pt2||Philippa
|Play 03||Ch2, His Education||Philippa
|Play 04||Ch3, The Condition of Rome||Philippa
|Play 05||Ch4, His Early Pleadings, pt1||Philippa
|Play 06||Ch4, His Early Pleadings, pt2||Philippa
|Play 07||Ch5, Cicero as Quaestor||Philippa
|Play 08||Ch6, Verres, pt1||Philippa
|Play 09||Ch6, Verres, pt2||Philippa
|Play 10||Ch7, Cicero as Aedile and Praetor||Philippa
|Play 11||Ch8, Cicero as Consul||Philippa
|Play 12||Ch9, Catiline, pt1||Philippa
|Play 13||Ch9, Catiline, pt2||Philippa
|Play 14||Ch10, Cicero After His Consulship||Philippa
|Play 15||Ch11, The Triumvirate, pt1||Philippa
|Play 16||Ch11, The Triumvirate, pt2||Philippa
|Play 17||Ch12, His Exile, pt1||Philippa
|Play 18||Ch12, His Exile, pt2||Philippa