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Ontological Elevation and Divine Favouritism

Ingo Gildenhard

in Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Cicero's handling of two modes of religious self‐promotion by Roman aristocrats in the last centuries of the republic that posed a significant threat to the republican tradition ... More


A Surprise from Cato (<i>Pompey</i> 54.5–9)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In two Lives, Plutarch gives a detailed treatment of how Pompey became sole consul in 52 BC. The rhythmically dense account in the Life of Pompey can be compared in detail with the looser account in ... More


Cornelia Blames Herself (<i>Pompey</i> 74.5–75.2)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After another major battle, that of Pharsalus, the response of husband and wife is compared: the defeated Pompey and his wife Cornelia. The wife’s speech is more emotional and more densely rhythmic; ... More


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