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

How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians (EPUB ebook – Course Book ed.)

By Cicero, Quintus Tullius
Translated by Freeman, Philip

A Roman guide for campaigning. It is suitable for politicians and those who enjoys watching them try to manipulate their way into office.

ISBN 9781400841646
Barcode 9781400841646
Published 13 February 2012
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781400841646
ISBN-10 140084164X
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Publication Date 13 February 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook – Course Book ed.
Edition Course Book ed.
Author(s) By Cicero, Quintus Tullius
Translated by Freeman, Philip
Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
Category World History
World History: BCE To C 500 CE
Philosophy
Ancient Western Philosophy To C 500
Ancient Greek & Roman Philosophy
Social & Political Philosophy
Politics & Government
Elections & Referenda
Science: General Issues
Popular Science
Evolution
Developmental Biology
Cellular Development
Zoology & Animal Sciences
Animal Behaviour
Transport Technology
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Government & Constitution
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 324.720937
Catalogue Code 701647

Description of this Electronic Book

How to Win an Election is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow's headlines. In 64 BC when idealist Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest orator, ran for consul (the highest office in the Republic), his practical brother Quintus decided he needed some no-nonsense advice on running a successful campaign. What follows in his short letter are timeless bits of political wisdom, from the importance of promising everything to everybody and reminding voters about the sexual scandals of your opponents to being a chameleon, putting on a good show for the masses, and constantly surrounding yourself with rabid supporters. Presented here in a lively and colorful new translation, with the Latin text on facing pages, this unashamedly pragmatic primer on the humble art of personal politicking is dead-on (Cicero won)--and as relevant today as when it was written. A little-known classic in the spirit of Machiavelli's Prince, How to Win an Election is required reading for politicians and everyone who enjoys watching them try to manipulate their way into office.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review "Were he alive today, no doubt, Quintus would be making big bucks as a political consultant. . . . Speaking to us from a distance of more than two millenniums, Quintus Cicero's words are incisive and revelatory: They remind us that, when it comes to that strange beast known as politics, human nature hasn't changed very much since then. The past, that's right, isn't even past."---Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times

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Author's Bio

Philip Freeman is the author of many books, including Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths, Alexander the Great, and Julius Caesar (all Simon & Schuster). He received his PhD from Harvard University and holds the Qualley Chair of Classical Languages at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

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