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Anthony Everitt Writing Styles in Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician

Anthony Everitt
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Author Anthony Everitt is presently a visiting professor in visual and performing arts at Nottingham Trent University. Everitt has written at length on European culture and has written several popular books on Roman history, including biographies of Augustus and Cicero. Everitt was also the secretary of the Arts Council of Great Britain. It seems that Everitt's aim in writing his biography of Cicero is to bring him back from obscurity. There have been times in history where Cicero was considered a figure of great importance. He undoubtedly was important in the history of Western philosophy as a transmitter of Greek philosophy. But he, like so many other Roman intellectuals, failed to make real philosophical advances during the history of the Empire unlike the Greeks before and the Christians after him. It was Cicero's work as a politician that Everitt aims to rehabilitate then. Cicero is also seen as...

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