April 12, 2012 | Culture
How to Win an Election
Here's some advice for making it in politics: call in favors, promise everything and exploit your opponent's weaknesses. If you're thinking candidates just aren't what they used to be - we should tell you that these gems were given to Marcus Cicero from his brother Quintus in 64 B.C. The scholar Philip Freeman has translated a letter that lays out Quintus' guide to winning an election and Thursday, he'll join us to explain how these lessons apply to politicians of today.
- Philip Freeman, How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians
- The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 The Whole Extant Correspodence in Chronological Order
- Selected orations and letters of Cicero: to which is added the Catiline of Sallust ; with historical introduction, an outline of the Roman constitution, notes, vocabulary and index