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

Author: Caroline Bishop
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Bishop
ISBN: 9780198829423 0198829426
OCLC Number: 1091353955
Notes: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite311-334
Description: x, 359 Seiten
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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...another book of deep erudition, wide range, and intelligent exposition. * Christopher Whitton, University of Cambridge * Learned, insightful, and wide-ranging, Bishop has produced a study of Read more...

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