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Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician (2001)

por Anthony Everitt

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In this biography Anthony Everitt brings to life the world of ancient Rome in its glorious heyday. Cicero squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised Pompey on his botched transition from military hero to politician. He lambasted Mark Antony and was the master of the smear campaign, as feared for his wit as he was for exposing his opponents' sexual peccadilloes. Brilliant, voluble, cranky, a terrible gossip, and a genius of political manipulation, Cicero was Rome's most revered politician, one of the greatest statesmen of all time. Accessible to us through unguarded letters written to his best friend, Atticus, Cicero emerges as a witty and resourceful political manipulator, the most eloquent witness to the last days of Republican Rome.… (mais)
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A well-written, often amusing, biography of Cicero and his world. ( )
  ElentarriLT | Mar 24, 2020 |
A different approach to a classical figure. Reads like a conventional biography, which is really impressive for a classical figure.

Early in the book, I wasn't too much of a fan since it focused less on Cicero than his time, which tends to get really repetitive if you read other popular books about the late republican era. I understood later though that Cicero's youth is somewhat poorly documented and not everyone comes to the book with the background knowledge I happened to have. Cicero's such an interesting character, powerful and flawed and probably personally the most sympathetic character of this age.

I learned from Everitt the high personal nature of politics at the time (most leading men were related by either marriage or distant relatives), and Everitt's attention to detail really enlivens Cicero. Everitt depicts well the ever shifting nature of politics, instead of assigning individuals into permanent factions, individuals are unsure, convinced into factions, and sometimes abandon their faction for another one. It's a huge testament to Everitt, that he can document this without becoming too rote or vague. A good pleasure read, if hard to keep track of all the details, recommended for anyone with a slight interest in the classics. ( )
  vhl219 | Jun 1, 2019 |
This is an excellent biography of the great Roman orator and lawyer Cicero. Everitt truly brings to life the man and his thought process as he made his way through crumbling Republican Roman politics. The work is sourced through original documents, many of them correspondence between Cicero and his friend Atticus where he revealed his most personal thoughts. Because of this work it just dawned on me how Atticus Finch received his name. To my mind's eye Cicero will always look like the actor who portrayed him on HBO's series Rome. This work brings to life the surprisingly modern world of Rome. Highly recommended. ( )
1 vote varielle | Dec 17, 2018 |
A very detailed accout of the Politician, Philosopher, Orator and Lawyer. The first half of the book is rather insipid, but it does really pick up during the latter half. Recommended. ( )
  Mitchell_Bergeson_Jr | Aug 6, 2017 |
This is a very well written biography of the great Roman orator, lawyer and statesman. I read this straight after finishing the final volume of Robert Harris's excellent trilogy of novels about his life. Cicero was at the centre of the great events of the middle part of the 1st century BC, the critical two decades which saw the demise of the Roman Republic whose values of (by the standards of the time, and sometimes more theoretical than practical) democracy, checks and balances and the rule of law he held so dear. As a principled pragmatist, he stood in mostly consistent opposition to the growing tendency towards one man rule in the times of Caesar, Pompey, Mark Antony and finally Octavian. His writings betray a humanism which is rare by the standards of his contemporaries. Many of his speeches, hundreds of his letters and a number of philosophical and political works survive and provide a rich trove of classical thought to which we should be indebted two millennia after their author lived and died. His final demise, hunted down and killed on the run by soldiers hired by Octavian, is ignominious, but his name rightly lived on and still does as one of the greatest and best figures of his time. ( )
  john257hopper | Mar 4, 2017 |
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Despite some nasty howlers in the Latin (why bother to use Latin words if you, or your editors, can’t get them right?), it turns into a businesslike tale, told with a sometimes engaging enthusiasm for its subject and a good eye for the spicier detail of late Republican life. At the same time, like most modern biographies of Cicero, it is also consistently disappointing. Everitt’s conventional ‘back-to-the-ancient-sources’ approach leaves him repeatedly at the mercy of the biographical and cultural assumptions of the one surviving ancient biography.
 
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In this biography Anthony Everitt brings to life the world of ancient Rome in its glorious heyday. Cicero squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised Pompey on his botched transition from military hero to politician. He lambasted Mark Antony and was the master of the smear campaign, as feared for his wit as he was for exposing his opponents' sexual peccadilloes. Brilliant, voluble, cranky, a terrible gossip, and a genius of political manipulation, Cicero was Rome's most revered politician, one of the greatest statesmen of all time. Accessible to us through unguarded letters written to his best friend, Atticus, Cicero emerges as a witty and resourceful political manipulator, the most eloquent witness to the last days of Republican Rome.

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