You need to log in or access the site from school to get access to this course, but you can watch the introduction for free!

Cicero: Six Key Speeches

 

Lecturer:

Dr Andrew Sillett – Oxford University

Subject:

Classics

  • About this Course
  • About this Lecturer

About this Course

The historian Michael Grant said "the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language". This course provides an introduction to Cicero's life and times through six legal and political speeches, from his first speech (Pro Roscio Amerino), delivered when he was just 26, through the speeches that would shape the last years of the Roman Republic and his own death at the hands of hired thugs.

About the Lecturer

Andrew joined Brasenose in 2006 to study for his BA in Classics (Course IIA). Thanks to the generosity of the Helmore Fund, he was able to stay on for his MSt in Classical Languages & Literature. As a senior Germaine Scholar, he recently completed his DPhil on the early imperial reception of Cicero under the supervision of Llewelyn Morgan. His research interests include the reception of Cicero in the early imperial period, politics and thought in the late Roman Republic and early Principate.