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The nature and functions of historical exempla

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The variations in Cicero's use of historical exempla are enormous. This chapter deals with some of the major questions regarding Cicero's use of such exempla. How is a historical exemplum created? ... More


Orosius and the Rhetoric of History

Peter Van Nuffelen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655274
eISBN:
9780191745232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655274.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The Histories against the pagans of Orosius, written in 416/7, has been one of the most influential works in the history of Western historiography. Often read as a theology of history, it has rarely ... More


Cicero's alternative claims to ancestry

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Cicero's chief means in the fight for political office and influence was his oratorical skills. With his oratory, Cicero could counter the challenge of being a new man in an ancestral culture. Whilst ... More


From Exempla to Exemplar? Writing History around the Emperor in Imperial Rom e

Christina Shuttleworth Kraus

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on 1st-century CE Roman historical narrative, with a view to understanding to what extent Josephus may have been influenced by such writing. It is argued that works such as ... More


Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Henriette van der Blom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is about Cicero's rhetorical and political strategy as a newcomer in Roman republican politics. It argues that Cicero advertised himself as follower of chosen models of behaviour from the ... More


The Past as Literature: exempla and the Culture of Rhetoric

Peter Van Nuffelen

in Orosius and the Rhetoric of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655274
eISBN:
9780191745232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655274.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

An ubiquitous feature of the Historiae is the comparison between past and present. Its aim is not just to demonstrate the superiority of the Christian present, but also to undermine the positive view ... More


Conclusion

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Conclusion picks up and ties together the various strands in the analyses presented in the book. Cicero's choice of specific personal exempla is questioned to highlight individual concerns — ... More


Introduction

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction presents the main argument of this book, namely that Cicero presented himself as a follower of specific role models from the past in an attempt to make up for his lack of politically ... More


Mos, maiores, and historical exempla in Roman culture and society

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the place and function of ancestral tradition (mos maiorum) in Roman culture and political discourse. Central issues such as ownership of the ancestors, the extent and limits to ... More


Mos, maiores, and historical exempla in Cicero

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Moving from the place and function of mos maiorum and maiores in Roman culture generally, this chapter looks specifically at Cicero's understanding and employment of the ancestors and their tradition ... More


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