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Candidature and Consulship

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/9780199216444.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses Cicero' consular candidature and consulship. Cicero was elected consul by the unanimous vote of all the centuries required to give him the necessary majority. There is no ... More


The Texts of the Speeches

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/9780199216444.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the texts of Cicero' speeches. It is shown that some of the texts of speeches were not delivered by Cicero. The problem of the forensic speeches is also considered.


After the Return

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/9780199216444.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on Cicero's correspondence and speeches following his return to Rome. These cover the defence of property, friends, and optimates. It then discusses the pro Sestio, which marked ... More


Truth and Fiction in the Speeches

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/9780199216444.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that historians must not only consider what the texts of the speeches actually represent, but also the orator's preference for persuasiveness over truthfulness. It is shown that ... More


Trials of Character: The Eloquence of Ciceronian Ethos

James M. May

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780807817599
eISBN:
9781469616322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469616322.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

By its very nature, the art of oratory involves character. Verbal persuasion entails the presentation of a persona by the speaker that affects an audience for good or ill. This book explores the role ... More


Answering the Republic's Call

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/9780199216444.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter begins with a discussion of Cicero's speech that he termed as his Philippics. The first part of this speech is a defence of his departure and return, portraying it as a response to ... More


The Defence of Good Men (2): Treason and Other Crimes against the Roman People

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/9780199216444.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Cicero's method when defending in the repetundae court was to discount testimony rather than to examine evidence. He sought to portray his client as a good man defending Rome's empire against hostile ... More


Cicero's Forensic Baptism: The Pro Quinctio

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/9780199216444.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The pro Quinctio has been viewed as Cicero's first sortie into forensic oratory, made under the shadow of Sulla's domination and the proscription of his opponents. However, in the exordium to the pro ... More


The Defence of Good Men (1): The Other Side of the Quaestio de Repetundis

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/9780199216444.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Cicero's defense speeches. These include the defence speech for M. Fonteius, whom Cicero may have already promised to defend at the time of the trial of Verres; Cicero's defence ... More


More Problems of Partnership: The Pro Quinto Roscio Comoedo

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/9780199216444.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines another speech by Cicero. The year after pro Quinctio, Cicero undertook his first criminal defence — that of Sextus Roscius of America — and from then on seemed to have had a ... More


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