HOW TO WIN AN ELECTION: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians, Quintus Cicero

13 February, 2012

In 64BC, when Marcus Cicero, the now famous orator and statesman, was first running for office as Consul, his brother, Quintus wrote him a letter about how to run a successful campaign.  Marcus was an outsider to Rome and could use the advice.  Now classicist Philip Freeman has translated the letter and added an introduction.  The result is a delightful text that reads as true and wise and current as if it were written today.  The book also contains the original Latin text.  (Princeton University Press)