Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero with his Treatises on Friendship and Old Age; Letters of Pliny the Younger
Marcus Tullius CiceroISBN: 9781616400491;
Translator names not noted above: E.S. Shuckburgh, William Melmoth, F.C.T. Bosanquet Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume IX features: • three works by Roman philosopher MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO (106 BC-43 BC): the dialogue On Friendship, a timeless consideration of that happy state; the essay On Old Age, his reflections on aging and death; and his Letters, including his thoughts on matters both personal and political • the Letters of Roman lawyer PLINY THE YOUNGER (61-c. 112), which remain some of the...