The Letters of Cicero: The Governorship of Cilicia

The Letters of Cicero: The Governorship of Cilicia

Course Description: Cicero’s letters offer a fascinating first-hand account of the final decades of the Roman Republic. This course will read from the letters written during Cicero’s governorship of Cilicia (52 – 51 BCE) on the Republic’s turbulent eastern frontier. We will see Cicero take the field with his legions against the Parthian Empire, lay siege to bandit fortresses in the mountains, combat Roman corruption, and come home hailed as imperator.


Level: Intermediate +. This course is intended for those who have studied Latin grammar and have experience reading continuous texts.

Textbook: Introductory material to the letters and a commentary (Tyrell & Purser's The Correspondence of M. Tullius Cicero) will be provided by the instructor

Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Thursdays, 8:00p.m. U.S. Eastern Time


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Gabriel Kuhl

Gabe Kuhl holds a B.A in Classics from Randolph College. He worked with Paideia as a Rome Fellow and later joined the Peace Corps to teach English in North Macedonia. He now lives and works in the Washington DC metropolitan area, where he is finishing up his M.A. in International Security