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The Roman world of Cicero's De oratore

Author: Elaine Fantham
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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The author offers a wide introduction to Cicero's political and cultural world, and illustrates, by analysis of his imaginary dialogue between statesmen, how he introduced the principles of Greek philosophy and rhetoric into Roman education so that his work became the basis of humanist ideals in the Renaissance and Enlightenment.
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Fantham, Elaine.
Roman world of Cicero's De oratore.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004295418
(OCoLC)56436463
Named Person: Marcus Tullius Cicero; Cicéron.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Fantham
ISBN: 9781429470698 1429470690 9780199263158 0199263159 9780199207732 0199207739 9780191532405 0191532401 9780191718892 0191718890
OCLC Number: 139965375
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 354 pages)
Contents: 1. Cicero at 50 --
2. The public careers of L. Licinius Crassus and M. Antonius --
3. Constructing the dialogue : the challenge of Plato --
4. The future orator : talent, training, and the choice of model --
5. The orator and the law --
6. Oratory and literature : the spoken and the written word --
7. Rediscovering Aristotelian invention --
8. Wit and humour as the orator's combat weapons --
9. Political persuasion : senate and Contio --
10. Style and substance : Cicero's rethinking of Elocutio --
11. Res Pervolgatae : words and their manipulation in standard rhetorical theory --
12. Into action : the orator as public figure --
13. Epilogue : the statesman and the state in De Oratore and after.
Responsibility: Elaine Fantham.
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