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Cicero, Greek learning, and the making of a Roman classic

Author: Caroline Bishop, (Classicist)
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The Roman statesman, orator, and author Marcus Tullius Cicero is the embodiment of a classic, though only in part due to his subsequent reception. This volume demonstrates how Cicero's strategic adaptation of classic Greek texts allowed him to envision and create texts with classical authority for a parallel Roman canon.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Marcus Tullius Cicero; Marcus Tullius Cicero
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Bishop, (Classicist)
ISBN: 9780198829423 0198829426
OCLC Number: 1083187077
Description: x, 359 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: FrontmatterTexts and Abbreviations0: Introduction0.1: Cicero's intellectual politics: textual production as a new man0.2: Greek intellectual culture and Roman classicism0.3: iGraecus et scholasticus: Roman ambivalence towards Greek culture0.4: Intellectual and scholastic culture in Republican Rome0.5: Conclusion and chapter summary1: Aratus1.1: Cicero and the virtues of translation1.2: Aratus' Phaenomena1.3: The Phaenomena in Hellenistic Greece1.4: Cicero's Aratea1.5: Conclusion2: Plato2.1: The features of Cicero's Plato2.2: Plato in Philo's Academy2.3: Plato in Antiochus' Academy2.4: Scepticism and syncretism in Cicero's Timaeus2.5: Conclusion3: Aristotle3.1: The features of Cicero's Aristotle3.2: Aristotle, Philo, and in utramque partem debate3.3: Aristotle in Cicero's rhetorical works3.4: Conclusion4: Demosthenes4.1: Demosthenes' Hellenistic reputation4.2: Demosthenes in Cicero's early career4.3: Demosthenes, tyranny, and Atticism in Cicero's late career4.3.1: Brutus4.3.2: De Optimo Genere Oratorum and Orator4.3.3: The Philippics5: Letters5.1: Cicero and the world of Greek letters5.1.1: Greek (and Roman) epistolary theory5.1.2: Greek letter collections5.2: Cicero's (planned) letter collection5.3: Conclusion6: Cicero6.1: Modelling reception in the philosophical dialogues6.2: Hellenistic philosophy and Roman poetry in the philosophical dialogues6.3: The Aratea in De Natura Deorum6.4: Cicero's poetry in De Divinatione6.5: Conclusion7: ConclusionEndmatterBibliographyIndex
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