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Creative eloquence : the construction of reality in Cicero's speeches

Author: Ingo Gildenhard; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a study of the orations of the Roman statesman Cicero. Ingo Gildenhard does not treat them simply as models of eloquence, as previous critics have done, but as repositories for Cicero's most profound thinking on perennial questions as the ethics of happiness, the notion of conscience, and the problem of divine justice.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Named Person: Marcus Tullius Cicero; Marcus Tullius Cicero
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ingo Gildenhard; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199291557 0199291551 9780191594885 0191594881
OCLC Number: 700952561
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 454 pages)
Contents: Introduction : Cicero's philosophical oratory --
Anthropology. Introduction : Ethopoiea and anthropopoiesis ; Being human ; Human beings ; The good, the bad, and the in-between ; Mental states --
Sociology. Introduction : imagining community. Definition and the politics of truth ; Laws and justice ; Civilization and its discontents ; Coping with Caesar --
Theology. Introduction : Rome's civic religion. Ontological elevation and divine favouritism ; Cicero's theodicy ; Tyranny and the divine ; Life after death ; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Ingo Gildenhard.

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