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Cicero, the Philippicae and Philip son of Amyntas
Cicero, the Philippicae and Philip son of Amyntas

Author(s): Sławomir Sprawski
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.

Summary/Abstract: The collection of fourteen speeches against Mark Antony, jointly called the Philippicae, is undoubtedly one of the greatest and most famous literary works of Marcus Tullius Cicero. The title of the series forever linked Cicero’s name to the figure of the Macedonian king Philip II, son of Amyntas. The connection seems so obvious that it can be easily overlooked that Cicero never mentioned the Macedonian king in his speeches. This simple realisation leads us to ask the question about the attitude of the great defender of the Roman Republic towards the king who put an end to Greek freedom.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 289-301
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English