Selected Works - Chapter 2, Cicero's Life and Letters, Selection from his Correspondence Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, Cicero's Life and Letters, Selection from his Correspondence Summary and Analysis

Cicero was a master of letters, writing over eight-hundred during his life. They cover innumerably subjects and many are very revealing about him. Historians know more about Cicero's character than anyone in ancient history. The letters recorded in this chapter are a very, very small sample of Cicero's letters overall. They are written to many individuals; twenty-four letters are contained in the chapter.

The first letter is written to Pompey in Asia Minor from Rome in the summary of 62 B.C. Cicero notes that he was happy that Pompey was sent to Asia Minor and Pompey's last letter was greatly appreciated. He reports that the resolution of the Catalinarian crisis has made him look good to the people and he reminds Pompey that when he...

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