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Coping with Caesar

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/9780199291557.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the strategies that Cicero used to cope with Caesar, who had crushed the community he had always imagined as constitutive of himself and his oratory, in the three speeches ... More


Pope’s Spider and Cicero’s Writing

G. O. Hutchinson

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a line from Pope’s An Essay on Man. It specifically reuses the spider that ‘Feels at each thread, and lives along the line’ as an image to introduce a way of looking at the ... More


Definition and the Politics of Truth

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/9780199291557.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on two techniques that Cicero used to gain an (often counterintuitive) purchase on reality: definition and the rhetoric of truth. After general reflections on the correlation ... More


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


Cicero's Theodicy

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/9780199291557.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Cicero's religious warfare with Clodius in three orations he delivered after his return from exile: the de Domo sua, the de Haruspicum Responso, and the pro Milone. All three ... More


Tyranny and the Divine

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/9780199291557.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Cicero configured the supernatural sphere in the light of his experiences with the tyrannies of Sulla and Caesar. After a look at a passage from the pro Sexto Roscio, in ... More


II The Advocate as a Professional: The Role of the Patronus in Cicero’s Pro Cluentio

Christopher Burnand

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In his defence of Cluentius in 66 BC, Cicero depicts his role as an advocate. The advocate is presented as a semi-professional pleader who employs only his rhetorical skill in order to win his ... More


Epideixis, Textuality, and Self-Fashioning in the Pro Archia and In Pisonem

John Dugan

in Making a New Man: Ciceronian Self-Fashioning in the Rhetorical Works

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267804
eISBN:
9780191708152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267804.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores two Cicero's use of oratory to create texts as vehicles for his self-fashioning. It discusses that Cicero shapes both Pro Archia and In Prisonem in the epideictic rhetorical ... More


Repetition and Unity in a Civil Law Speech: The Pro Caecina

Michael Winterbottom

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the Pro Caecina in an attempt to analyse the relationship between Cicero's forensic speech and the complicated civil lawsuit to which it was tailored. A key to the analysis is ... More


Literature and Persuasion in Cicero’s Pro Archia

D. H. Berry

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pro Archia has been described as undoubtedly the least typical forensic speech of Cicero. Cicero's client is not, as so often, a prominent Roman aristocrat accused of violence, ... More


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