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The Resource How to win an election : an ancient guide for modern politicians, Quintus Tullius Cicero ; translated and with an introduction by Philip Freeman

How to win an election : an ancient guide for modern politicians, Quintus Tullius Cicero ; translated and with an introduction by Philip Freeman

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How to win an election : an ancient guide for modern politicians
Title
How to win an election
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an ancient guide for modern politicians
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Quintus Tullius Cicero ; translated and with an introduction by Philip Freeman
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  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"'How to Win an Election" is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow's headlines. in 64 B.C. when idealist Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest orator, ran for consul (the highest office in the Republic) his practical brother Quintus decided he needed some no-nonsense advice on running a successful campaign. What follows in his short letter are timeless bits of political wisdom, from the importance of promising everything to everybody and reminding voters about the sexual scandals of your opponents to being a chameleon, putting on a good show for the masses, and constantly surrounding yourself with rabid supporters. Presented here in a lively and colorful new translation, with the Latin text on facing pages, this unashamedly pragmatic primer on the humble art of personal politicking is dead-on (Cicero won)-- and as relevant today as when it was written..."--Dust jacket flap
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A guide that Marcus Cicero's brother wrote for him as he prepared to campaign for consul in ancient Rome includes a surprising amount of information that can be applied to today's political contests, and is now presenting again, in a bilingual Latin-English edition that offers a new translation
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DLC
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324.720937
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index present
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Text in English and Latin
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non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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an ancient guide for modern politicians
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How to win an election : an ancient guide for modern politicians, Quintus Tullius Cicero ; translated and with an introduction by Philip Freeman
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Title in Latin: Commentariolum petitionis
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xxv, 99 p.
Isbn
9780691154084
Lccn
2011034838
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Parallel text in English and Latin.
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(OCoLC)ocn751780582
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How to win an election : an ancient guide for modern politicians, Quintus Tullius Cicero ; translated and with an introduction by Philip Freeman
Publication
Note
Title in Latin: Commentariolum petitionis
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xxv, 99 p.
Isbn
9780691154084
Lccn
2011034838
Note
Parallel text in English and Latin.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn751780582

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