How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians

In the summer of 64 B.C., Marcus Cicero, the greatest orator in Roman history, was running for the office of consul, the most powerful position in government. Because he was facing long odds of winning, his practical brother Quintus wrote a guide for him full of no-nonsense advice and dirty tricks that are as useful today as they were two thousand years ago. Dr. Philip Freeman, Professor of Classics at Luther University, discusses his translation of this little-known Latin text.   
 
October 25, 2012
Horchow Auditorium

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  • Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology