1622 Scarce Latin vellum Book - ORATIONS of Cicero - Pro Quinctio, In Verrem, Pro Roscio Amerino.
Author : Marcus Tullius Cicero.
Title :Orationum M.Tullii Ciceronis, volumen primum. : Ex emendatione Dionysii Lambini. Additis hac postrema editione sectionibus.
Language : Text in Latin.
Publisher : Lugduni, Aoud Viduam Claudii Morillon, 1622. Complete first volume of the Orations of Cicero.
Size : 5 " X 3.5 " .
Pages : 645 pages.
Binding : Very good original 17th century full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Good content (bright, tight and clean, some foxing and staining - mainly on last pages - as shown, small hole on the upper right margin of few pages without afffecting the text - as shown).
The book : Rare and attractive 17th century edition of 12 Orations of Cicero including :
Pro Quinctio - a defence speech delivered by Marcus Tullius Cicero in 81 BC, on behalf of Publius Quinctius. It is noteworthy as the earliest of Cicero's published speeches to survive.
Pro Roscio Amerino - a defence speech given by Marcus Tullius Cicero on behalf of Sextus Roscius, a Roman citizen from the municipality of Ameria accused of murdering his father. Delivered in 80 BC, it was Cicero's first major public case. It is also his second-earliest surviving speech (after the pro Quinctio).
In Verrem ("Against Verres") - a series of speeches made by Cicero in 70 BC, during the corruption and extortion trial of Gaius Verres, the former governor of Sicily. The speeches, which were concurrent with Cicero's election to the aedileship, paved the way for Cicero's public career.
and 9 other complete Orations.
The author : Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman statesman, orator, lawyer and philosopher, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists
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