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9/19/08 4:45 AM
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Joe Ray
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I bought a few books of the writings of cicero's, the roman senator and orator.

Anyone read them? What are your thoughts?

I didn't buy his collected letters, but I know think they could possibly the most interesting of his preserved writings .
9/23/08 9:16 PM
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sanguine cynic
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never read him, maybe I'll look into him.
10/2/08 1:48 AM
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He is not that interesting. Basically justifies the Roman Republic and borrows from Aristotle and Plato.
10/13/08 2:09 PM
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Lucinda Bassett
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He is difficult to read without a good knowledge of Roman history. The exception would be "On Duties", which is a classic work and should be read by every educated person. Try that one first.
11/3/08 6:21 AM
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Roly_Poly_Puppy
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If you are looking for Roman rhetorical and oratory writing I reckon Quintilian is above and beyond Cicero.

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