Cicero by Anthony Everitt audiobook

Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician

By Anthony Everitt
Read by John Curless

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780375507465
15.88 Hours 1
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- John Adams said of Cicero, "All ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher combined." Voltaire said of Cicero, "He taught us how to think." And yet Anthony Everitt's authoritative yet accessible work is the first one-volume biography of the Roman statesman in over 25 years. - "Using Cicero's letters to his good friend Atticus, among other sources, Everitt recreates the fascinating world of political intrigue, sexual decadence and civil unrest of Republican Rome . Everitt's first book is a brilliant study that captures Cicero's internal struggles and insecurities as well as his external political successes."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) - "Comprehensive, accessible survey of the personal and political life of lawyer, politician, philosopher, and crank Marcus Tullius Cicero . Masterfully lucid and compelling; sure to be required reading in the Cicero canon."-Kirkus Reviews

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- John Adams said of Cicero, "All ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher combined." Voltaire said of Cicero, "He taught us how to think." And yet Anthony Everitt's authoritative yet accessible work is the first one-volume biography of the Roman statesman in over 25 years. - "Using Cicero's letters to his good friend Atticus, among other sources, Everitt recreates the fascinating world of political intrigue, sexual decadence and civil unrest of Republican Rome . Everitt's first book is a brilliant study that captures Cicero's internal struggles and insecurities as well as his external political successes."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) - "Comprehensive, accessible survey of the personal and political life of lawyer, politician, philosopher, and crank Marcus Tullius Cicero . Masterfully lucid and compelling; sure to be required reading in the Cicero canon."-Kirkus Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Excellent…Cicero comes across much as he must have lived: reflective…charming and rather vain…Everitt does a good job of bringing Cicero and his age to life.” Wall Street Journal
“Mr. Everitt introduces the man graciously to a new generation.” Economist
“Everitt is an attentive biographer who continuously rehearses and refines his account of the motives of his subject…His achievement is to have replaced the austere classroom effigy with an altogether rounder, more awkward, and human person.” Financial Times
“Anthony Everitt’s authoritative biography of the legendary Roman politician Cicero–a constant thorn in the side of one Emperor Julius Caesar—brings the world he inhabited to vibrant, fascinating life.” Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review
“Everitt…is a brilliant guide to the intricacies of Roman politics…[He] has written a book which is unobtrusively crammed with fascinating information about Roman life and customs, splendidly clear and coherent in tits narrative, and altogether convincing in its portraiture.” Independent (Dublin)
“Everitt is a skillful, deft, articulate, and often humorous expositor…one who is at home in the ancient world and able to communicate to readers of the present time.” Seattle Times Post Intelligencer
“A brilliant study that captures Cicero’s internal struggles and insecurities as well as his external political successes.” Publishers Weekly
”[A] masterful biography.” Booklist
“Narrator John Curless brings considerable skill and an actor’s insight to this biography of the famous lawyer, orator, politician, and writer. His pleasingly cultured British accent and likable voice, joined to a fine understanding and lack of affectation, keep the text comprehensible throughout the complex and intense politics of the last period of the Roman Republic. He acts when appropriate, as in quotations from Cicero’s letters, subtly conveying an intelligent, spoiled, self-regarding, upper-class wit, which fits the man as we know him. It’s an amusing and sly depiction using very slender means to good effect. An admirable use of talent, without showiness, in service to a text, brings this otherwise effective reading to a higher level of achievement.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Anthony Everitt

Author Bio: Anthony Everitt

Anthony Everitt, visiting professor in the visual and performing arts at Nottingham Trent University, has written extensively on European culture and is the author of Cicero and Augustus. He has served as secretary general of the Arts Council of Great Britain. He lives near Colchester, England’s first recorded town, founded by the Romans.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 15.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English