Hand of Cicero

Hand of Cicero

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Hundreds perished in Rome's Second Proscription, but one victim is remembered above all others. Cicero stands out, however, not only because of his fame, but also because his murder included a unique addition to the customary decapitation. For his corpse was deprived not only of its head, but also of its right hand. Plutarch tells us why Mark Antony wanted the hand that wrote the Philippics. But how did it come to pass that Rome's greatest orator could be so hated… (more)

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Publisher: Routledge (June 29, 2005)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 176 pages

File size: 783 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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