An Attack on an Enemy of Freedom

An Attack on an Enemy of Freedom

Marcus Tullius Cicero Michael Grant / Dec 12, 2019

An Attack on an Enemy of Freedom Throughout history some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate dissent war and revolution They have enlightened outrag

  • Title: An Attack on an Enemy of Freedom
  • Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero Michael Grant
  • ISBN: 9780141023830
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
  • Throughout history, some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted They have enriched lives and destroyed them Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whosThroughout history, some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted They have enriched lives and destroyed them Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.Amongst the most famous and influential of all political polemics, Cicero s scathing speeches against the dictatorial ambitions of Mark Antony are the passionate last testament of the greatest statesman of his age a final attempt to restore his beloved Republic that was to cost him his life.

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      • Marcus Tullius Cicero Michael Grant

        Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and Roman constitutionalist Cicero is widely considered one of Rome s greatest orators and prose stylists.


    274 Comments

    1. This is a collection of selected speeches by Cicero against Mark Antony (togeter with other, collected under the so called 'Philippicae'). The speeches themselves are an amazing show of oratory, however this edition suffered a lot from lack of situation and comments by the editor, making them quite much more opaque than what they are.




    2. In my final annotation to An Attack on an Enemy of Freedom, I wrote: BURN.After such an incisive, eloquent and probing speech by Cicero, I imagined a mic drop. With Mark Anthony shifting uncomfortably in his seat, exposed for the scoundrel that he is. Sadly, history isn't as so - since Cicero's head was swiftly called for afterwards and Mark Anthony's son rising up to be the next dictator of Rome.Without understanding the historical context, An Attack on an Enemy of Freedom would be slightly mor [...]


    3. I would have loved to give this book four stars. The tragic appeal of, perhaps, the Roman Republic's last true guardian is heart wrenching. Unfortunately, as with many of the penguin great idea books, absolutely no context is given to the reader. I read this in order to compliment my reading of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - which it did - so I was fortunate enough to find myself easily engaged with material I would otherwise find extremely boring. This book specifically highlights Cicero's final [...]


    4. After Caesar's famous end Antonius, one of his stooges, carries on a semi-Civil war against the State and the senatorial party that assassinated Julius. Cicero lays out the arguments for the validity of the war against Antonius, who still had plenty of supporters both in the Senate and among the Roman legions. Interesting stuff, and often stirring invective against forces of would-be-limiters of a free state.I tried comparing the warring factions involved in this volume of Cicero to the Barksdal [...]


    5. not very impressed with this at all but i guess you had to know a bit about what was going on at the time. its 2 speeches (i think) which cicero gives against Mark Anthony. nothing overly interesting in them to be honest. cicero talks about how Mark's decadadent lifestyle may have tainted the impeccable image that rome had built up; inter alia. its only 100 pages ish but really couldnt get through it as quick as some of the other books from this series.


    6. Although the discourse is quite exquisite, I'm afraid the same cannot be said of the editorial work for this edition. A more robust body of footnotes, foreword and other references would help the reader become more familiar with the context and characters involved throughout the speech.


    7. Fourteen speeches or philippics made by Cicero in condemnation of Marcus Antonius such occured after the assasination of Caeser when Cicero had become a rather populer leader of that time



    8. BEAUTIFUL. Beautiful book with some of the best rethorics I have read in my life. Honestly, it made me want to live in ancient Rome so I could watch and listen Cicero talk for hours.





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