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The Philippics

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Marcus Tullius Cicero

A philippic is a fiery, damning speech delivered to condemn a particular political actor. The term originates with Demosthenes, who delivere…

Ch 04-In Cowboy Land, pt 1

In Theodore Roosevelt: an Autobiography

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Theodore Roosevelt

In his vital, illustrative and dynamic autobiography, Theodore Roosevelt let us into the life that formed one of the greatest and outspoken …

Day 1, The Seventh Story

In The Decameron

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Giovanni Boccaccio

The Decameron (subtitle: Prencipe Galeotto) is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and…

Book 4: January - November, A.D. 70: pt 1

In Tacitus' Histories

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Tacitus-Church/Brodribb and Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The Histories was written between 110 and 100 B.C. It covered the Year of Four Emperors following the downfall of Nero, the rise of Vespasia…

Book 15, part 4a

In The Annals Vol 3

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Tacitus - Church/Brodribb and Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The Annals was Tacitus' final work, covering the period from the death of Augustus Caesar in the year 14. He wrote at least 16 books, but bo…