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The Resource Pro Rabirio Postumo, Marcus Tullius Cicero ; translated with introduction and commentary by Mary Siani-Davies

Pro Rabirio Postumo, Marcus Tullius Cicero ; translated with introduction and commentary by Mary Siani-Davies

Label
Pro Rabirio Postumo
Title
Pro Rabirio Postumo
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Tullius Cicero ; translated with introduction and commentary by Mary Siani-Davies
Title variation
Cicero's speech Pro rabirio postumo
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"Cicero's speech delivered in the mid '50s BC in defence of Gaius Rabirius Postumus was the last of a series of trials which followed the restoration of the Egyptian king, Ptolemy XII Auletes, to his throne. This had been secured through the services of a Roman army which had acted on the promise of a huge illegal bribe. Rabirius Postumus, a leading financier, had travelled to Egypt to collect the promised money acting on behalf of himself and other creditors of the king, including Caesar and Pompey. On his return political opponents placed him, among others, on trial. This book provides a translation of the speech and a commentary in English of a work which is a major source for Roman and Egyptian history at a time of the late Republic. The introduction furnishes a review of the events surrounding the trial as well as a significant reappraisal of the career of Rabirius Postumus who is shown to be a major actor on the Roman political stage. The commentary discusses historical and legal points and also includes a number of important textual emendations. This book is intended for academics and post-graduate students interested in the study of Cicero and in Late Republican Roman literature, especially Roman historians, those interested in Ptolemaic Egypt, and Roman law."--Jacket
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DLC
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Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Dewey number
875/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6307.P76
LC item number
S53 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Siani-Davies, Mary
Series statement
Clarendon ancient history series
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  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin
  • Rabirius Postumus, Gaius
  • Rabirius, Caius
Label
Pro Rabirio Postumo, Marcus Tullius Cicero ; translated with introduction and commentary by Mary Siani-Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-246) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Ptolemy XII Auletes and the Romans. Gaius Rabirius Postumus. The trial. The motives. The date. The result. The Julian law of extortion. 'What has become of the money.' -- Translation -- Commentary -- Chronology -- Bibliography -- Index locorum -- General index
Control code
44775442
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 282 pages
Isbn
9780199240074
Lccn
00062404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)44775442
Label
Pro Rabirio Postumo, Marcus Tullius Cicero ; translated with introduction and commentary by Mary Siani-Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-246) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Ptolemy XII Auletes and the Romans. Gaius Rabirius Postumus. The trial. The motives. The date. The result. The Julian law of extortion. 'What has become of the money.' -- Translation -- Commentary -- Chronology -- Bibliography -- Index locorum -- General index
Control code
44775442
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 282 pages
Isbn
9780199240074
Lccn
00062404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)44775442

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