Asconius lived a few century after Cicero and wrote commentaries on Cicero's speeches to aid his sons comprehend them. 5 of those have survived. they aren't in simple terms fascinating of their personal correct but in addition supply a mine of data in regards to the turbulent background of the Ciceronian age. accordingly they're studied by way of all those that paintings at the historical past of the ultimate years of the Roman Republic. This quantity brings jointly the unique Latin textual content with a brand new translation and observation, designed for college students, in addition to indices, a thesaurus, and a whole bibliography.
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