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Thu, Nov 02


The Bookshop, East Grinstead

Cicero - An evening with Philip Bujak

Lessons for Today from the Greatest Orator of the Roman Republic: Cicero.

Cicero - An evening with Philip Bujak
Cicero - An evening with Philip Bujak

Time & Location

Nov 02, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM

The Bookshop, East Grinstead, 22 High St, East Grinstead RH19 3AW, UK

About the event

Cicero was Rome's greatest orator and one of the key statesmen of the  late Roman Republic. He championed traditional Republican values against  populist demagogues like Julius Caesar during a tumultuous period of  civil war and unrest. During his term as consul (63 BCE), his decisive  actions thwarted a plot to overthrow the Senate, controversially having  the ringleaders executed.  He outlived Caesar but then mounted a  virulent opposition to Mark Antony, which led to Cicero's proscription  and execution as an enemy of the state. The legacy of his speeches, letters and treatises on politics, law,  oratory and other subjects endured, however, and was massively  influential on Latin literature and, when rediscovered in the Middle  Ages, formed one of the cornerstones of the Renaissance. The period in which Cicero flourished and died was one in which  democracy was under attack from radical demagoguery and Philip Kay-Bujak  believes his career holds important parallels and lessons for our own  times. Written in a clear and accessible style, this fresh look at  Cicero's life demonstrates his relevance to a modern audience.


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