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Fronto

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The leading orator and rhetorician of his age, Fronto has left behind an invaluable correspondence, providing a window into the aristocratic life and literary culture of second century Rome. His letters reveal the author’s strong stylistic views and dislike of Stoicism. Charting his family joys and sorrows, they highlight the glory and dangers of serving as a prominent figure in the palace. His correspondence also constructs a detailed account of the day to day life in the Senate, literary salons and the bustling law courts. However, their principal distinction is the historic and personal account of the relationship shared between the master and his illustrious student Marcus Aurelius, his chief correspondent. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Fronto’s complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Fronto’s life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Fronto, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introduction to the author and text
* Includes C. R. Haines’ translation, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Fronto
* Haines’ scholarly footnotes are included — ideal for classical students
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Features a bonus biography — discover Fronto’s ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Translations
CORRESPONDENCE

The Latin Text
CONTENTS OF THE LATIN TEXT

The Biography
INTRODUCTION TO FRONTO by C. R. Haines

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