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The Speech in Defence of Defence: Translated Into English with an Introd, and Notes Notes by W Peterson

The Speech in Defence of Defence: Translated Into English with an Introd, and Notes

Notes by W Peterson

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781331405504
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240 pages
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Excerpt from The Speech in Defence of Defence: Translated Into English With an Introd, and Notes by NotesCiceros Speech in Defence of Cluentins holds the very foremost rank among the extant specimens of the great orators forensic powers. It is anMoreExcerpt from The Speech in Defence of Defence: Translated Into English With an Introd, and Notes by NotesCiceros Speech in Defence of Cluentins holds the very foremost rank among the extant specimens of the great orators forensic powers. It is an admirable exhibition of the grand style in rhetoric. His case had some very weak points, and there is reason to believe that his statement of it is sometimes intentionally vague and even misleading. But for eloquence of diction, and as a monument of adroit pleading, it is unsurpassed, and probably unsurpassable.The historian Niebuhr recommended the systematic study of the speech to students who wish to perfect themselves in the art of expression, and to gain a mastery of Ciceronian idiom and vocabulary. This volume has been prepared mainly with the view of helping such students to profit by his weighty recommendation, and in the belief that no single speech is better adapted for the purpose.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.