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A Conspirator's Realism: Cassius Settles for the Second Rank

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0035
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Plutarch presents the reconciliation of Brutus and Cassius in his Life of Brutus. Cassius is driven to make peace by one politically decisive consideration: everyone he approaches with the proposal ... More


Some Unexpected Refusals

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0036
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Having related the reconciliation of Brutus and Cassius, Plutarch informs us that both began to get in touch with their friends. But he really only relates the steps taken by Brutus. According to ... More


Epilogue

Andrew Lintott

in Cicero as Evidence: A Historian's Companion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216444
eISBN:
9780191712180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216444.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The death of the consuls at Mutina left a vacuum at the summit of the administration at Rome, which in the short term gave more scope to those like Cicero who were pursuing the interests of the ... More


The Ethics of Murder

T. P. Wiseman

in Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239764
eISBN:
9780191716836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239764.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Before 133 BC, the Roman republic had solved political crises by compromise and without violence; after that year, murder was acceptable in Roman politics, and the civil wars followed. Was it what ... More


The Hetairia of Cassius and the Recruitment of Brutus

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0034
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

There is a tradition that pays particular attention to the role of Cassius in the events leading to Caesar's murder. It emerges here and there in the sources and may well provide a valuable element ... More


Roman Patchwork Families: Surrogate Parenting, Socialization, and the Shaping of Tradition

Ann-Cathrin Harders

in Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199582570
eISBN:
9780191595271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582570.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In Republican Rome, it was a father's task to instruct his son and turn him into a worthy representative of his family. However, social reality did not confirm the picture of an exclusive ... More


Redressive Politeness: Requests, Refusals, and Advice

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines three types of face-threatening act that regularly occur in the social interaction and correspondence of Roman aristocrats: making requests, issuing refusals, and offering ... More


Politeness and Political Negotiation

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the role of polite language in the political negotiations that followed Caesar's assassination in 44 B.C. It examines in particular the correspondence of Mark Antony with the ... More


A Constancy Triptych: North’s Plutarch and the Roman Plays

Miles Geoffrey

in Shakespeare and the Constant Romans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117711
eISBN:
9780191671050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117711.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers one indisputable source of the plays: Sir Thomas North's translation of Jacques Amyot's translation of Plutarch's Parallel Lives. In determining to what extent Shakespeare ... More


Julius Caesar: Stones or Men?

Harold Fisch

in The Biblical Presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184898
eISBN:
9780191674372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184898.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter analyses Act II, scene i, in Julius Caesar, where the conspirators meet to plot the assassination. The scene lights up not the individual quirks of Brutus but the frightful moral chasm ... More


‘Anticato’

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0028
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

With Cato dead at Utica, laudationes of the republican martyr and model Stoic followed one upon another. It was Cicero, with his innate imprudence, who inaugurated the series of posthumous ... More


Cicero – an Organiser of the Conspiracy?

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0037
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Speaking in the Senate on 19 September 44 bc, in the absence of Cicero, Antony made a serious accusation: ‘When Caesar had been slain, Brutus, whom I name with respect, at once lifting high his ... More


Caesar's Body: How to Turn Victory into Defeat

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0041
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The conspirators lost everything in the moment when they left the body of the dictator unattended and abandoned the idea of getting rid of it by throwing it into the Tiber. The Caesarians begin to ... More


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

John Dugan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267804
eISBN:
9780191708152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267804.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study investigates how Cicero (106-43 BCE) uses his major treatises on rhetorical theory (De oratore, Brutus, and Orator) in order to construct himself as a new entity within Roman cultural ... More


The Brutus: Cicero’s ‘Rhetorical’ History

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/9780199267804.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines what constitutes, and how one may cultivate, a properly masculine self. It argues that Brutus creates a teleological history of Roman rhetoric in which Cicero, with a potent ... More


Cicero: Collective Revision and a Literary Republic

Sean Alexander Gurd

in Work in Progress: Literary Revision as Social Performance in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199837519
eISBN:
9780199919505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837519.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Cicero conceived literature as a social undertaking in which texts not only expressed the preferences of communities engaged in their revision, but by being the topic of discussion could also be used ... More


The Common (Mediocris) Orator of the Late Republic: The Scribonii Curiones

Cristina Rosillo López

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter considers the average orators of the Republic, reasonably talented and who had a fair success in politics. Cicero describes in his Brutus orators who had no talent (ingenium) but who ... More


Marcus Junius Brutus the Orator: Between Philosophy and Rhetoric

Andrea Balbo

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Marcus Iunius Brutus was one of the most important politicians active at the end of the Republic. Cicero gives a very positive judgment of Brutus’ oratorical skills, but none of his speeches has ... More


A Touch Too Cerebral: Eulogizing Caesar in Rome

Angeline C. Chiu

in Rome Season Two: Trial and Triumph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781474400275
eISBN:
9781474412148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400275.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter, “A Touch Too Cerebral: Eulogizing Caesar in Rome,” by Angeline C. Chiu, analyzes the writers’ creative decision to undermine audience expectations in episode 13 of the series Rome. The ... More


‘The Name of King will light upon a Tarquin’: republicanism, exclusion, and the name of king in Nathaniel Lee’s <i>Lucius Junius Brutus</i>

Lisanna Calvi

in From Republic to Restoration: Legacies and Departures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780719089688
eISBN:
9781526135872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089688.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

After Titus Oates’s ‘popish forgeries’, which prompted a crisis in the succession, the production of Nathaniel Lee’s Lucius Junius Brutus was undoubtedly provocative. The play ostensibly celebrates ... More


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