RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 48014396 LA English T1 Cicero : the life and times of Rome's greatest politician A1 Everitt, Anthony., PB Random House PP New York YR 2001 SN 0375507469 9780375507465 1588360806 9781588360809 AB In this biography Anthony Everitt brings to life the world of ancient Rome in its glorious heyday. Cicero squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised Pompey on his botched transition from military hero to politician. He lambasted Mark Antony and was the master of the smear campaign, as feared for his wit as he was for exposing his opponents' sexual peccadilloes. Brilliant, voluble, cranky, a terrible gossip, and a genius of political manipulation, Cicero was Rome's most revered politician, one of the greatest statesmen of all time. Accessible to us through unguarded letters written to his best friend, Atticus, Cicero emerges as a witty and resourceful political manipulator, the most eloquent witness to the last days of Republican Rome.