Cicero had an affectionate relationship with his only brother, Quintus, down to the closing years of their lives. The letters from Cicero to him in this collection offer an intimate look at their world. Cicero's close friendship with the intensely intellectual Brutus was signalized by Cicero's dedication of his prized Orator to Brutus. The correspondence between the two collected here dates from the spring and summer of 43, and it conveys some of the drama of the period following the assassination of Julius Caesar. Shackleton Bailey also provides in this volume a new text and translation of two invective speeches purportedly delivered in the Senate; Sallust attacking Cicero and Cicero attacking Sallust. These are probably anonymous ancient schoolbook exercises but have come down to us with the works of Sallust and Cicero. Another work in the same category, the Letter to Octavian ostensibly by Cicero but probably dating from the third or fourth century A.D., is included as well. Here too (with text by Shackleton Bailey and revised introduction and translation by M. I. Henderson) is the 'Handbook of Electioneering,' a guide said to be written by Quintus to his brother, advising him on campaigning for the consul-ship of 63. Whether or not this is genuinely the work of Quintus, it remains an interesting treatise on Roman elections. Letter fragments complete the volume; these were not previously available in the Loeb Classical Library.
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Subtítulo: FRAGMENTS/LETTER TO OCTAVIAN/INVECTIVES HANDBOOK O