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Cicero's Philosophy of History

Author: Matthew Fox; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a provocative study of Cicero's use of history, revealing that, rather than promoting his own values, Cicero uses historical representation to explore the difficulties of finding any ideological coherence in Rome's political or cultural traditions.
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Named Person: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Fox; Oxford University Press.
OCLC Number: 271577475
Description: 1 online resource (380 p.)
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Struggle, Compensation, and Argument in Cicero's Philosophy ; 3. Reading and Reception ; 4. Literature, History, and Philosophy: The Example of 'De re publica' ; 5. History with Rhetoric, Rhetoric with History: 'De oratore' and 'De legibus' ; 6. History and Memory ; 7. Brutus ; 8. Divination, History, and Superstition ; 9. Ironic History in the Roman Tradition ; 10. Cicero from Enlightenment to Idealism ; 11. Conclusions
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this is an interesting book which Ciceronians will find stimulating J. G. F. Powell, Royal Holloway, University of London an enjoyable and thought-provoking book. Jonathan P. Zarecki, Bryn Mawr Read more...

 
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