History Book Club: 'Cicero' by Anthony Everitt
Published on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 9:14am
The July selection of the CCH History Book Club is Cicero by Anthony Everitt.
He squared off against Ceasar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised the legendary Pompey on his somewhat botched transition from military hero to politician. He lambasted Mark Antony and was master of the smear campaign, as feared for his wit as he was for exposing his opponents’ sexual peccadilloes. Brilliant, voluble, cranky, a genius of political manipulation but also a true patriot and idealist, Cicero was Rome’s most feared politician, one of the greatest lawyers and statesmen of all time.
The book club will meet on Tuesday, July 12 at 1 p.m.