Cicero: Letters to Atticus: Volume 1, Books 1-2 (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries) (Bk. 1-2)

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9780521046435: Cicero: Letters to Atticus: Volume 1, Books 1-2 (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries) (Bk. 1-2)

These two volumes form the first part of Dr Shackleton Bailey's long-awaited edition of the Atticus letters. The introduction (printed in volume I only) deals successively with the historical background and Cicero's relations with Atticus, manuscripts. The text, with selective apparatus, is printed with Dr Shackleton Bailey's translation on facing pages. The volumes end with commentaries, appendices and indices.

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Two volumes form the first part of Dr Shackleton Bailey's long-awaited edition of the Atticus letters. The introduction (printed in volume I only) deals successively with the historical background and Cicero's relations with Atticus, manuscripts. The text, with selective apparatus, is printed with Dr Shackleton Bailey's translation on facing pages.

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'Shackleton Bailey's translation is, one need hardly say, extremely accurate. It serves as a most valuable aid to the understanding of the text and as a complement to the commentary in many passages of particular difficulty ... Shackleton Bailey's commentary may claim a place in the great tradition of commentaries on the Latin prose writers ... It solves many problems, casts light on others which remain unsolved and removes a vast accumulation of traditional rubbish ... The lucidity and economy of this commentary are admirable.' F. R. D. Goodyear, Gnomon

' ... an edition of major importance ... the manuscript problems are surpassing difficulty and their solution is of great importance. Not less than his achievement one admires the courage of the scholar who undertook the task.' Lily Ross Taylor, Classical Philosophy

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