About the Book
The three plays presented in this volume and their various adjoining texts, ranging from the lengthy ‘Notes’ on Le Triumvirat to prefaces, avertissements and avis, all testify to Voltaire’s continuing preoccupation with the uses and abuses of political authority, for good (as in Charlot) and evil (as in Le Triumvirat and its accompanying essays, as well as, more ambiguously, in Les Scythes).
Table of Contents
Octave et le jeune Pompée, ou Le Triumvirat (Dennis Fletcher)
Du gouvernement et de la divinité d’Auguste (Dennis Fletcher)
Des conspirations contre les peuples, ou des proscriptions (Jacqueline Marchand)
Les Scythes (Robert Niklaus and Thomas Wynn)
Charlot, ou la comtesse de Givry (Thomas Wynn)