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

Ingo Gildenhard

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book argues that a distinctive hallmark of Cicero's oratory is a conceptual creativity that one may loosely characterize as philosophical. A range of case studies show how this creativity ... More


Introduction: Cicero's Philosophical Oratory

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/9780199291557.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction sets out the main thesis of the book, i.e. that one hallmark of Cicero's oratory is a conceptual creativity that one may loosely qualify as philosophical. It informs unconventional ... 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


Gods Save the King: Alexander Ross’s Civil Mythography

Anna-Maria Hartmann

in English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807704
eISBN:
9780191845529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807704.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

In Alexander Ross’s Mel Heliconium (1642) and Pansebeia (1653), the ancient gods and the stories surrounding them are the product of the greatly successful civil theology of the Roman Empire. Ross’s ... More


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