The Works of Cicero

Description

This volume contains several speeches by the Roman philosopher and politician Cicero (106–43 BC). Cicero was hugely popular in the Renaissance and his style was seen as the model for all serious prose writers. 

Two sphinxes hold up heraldic arms, now painted over, but probably once identifying the Erizzo family of Venice. Several initials with illustrations adorn the text, as well as initials of gold on a foliate background, as seen here.

Full title:
Speeches of Cicero, Pseudo-Cicero, Pseudo-Sallust, Aeschines, and Demosthenes
Created:
1450–1500, Venice
Format:
Manuscript
Creator:
Cicero
Usage terms

Public Domain in most countries, other than the UK

Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Burney MS 157, ff.1v-2

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