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The Public Careers of L. Licinius Crassus and M. Antonius

Elaine Fantham

in The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263158
eISBN:
9780191718892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263158.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows that in L. Licinius Crassus and M. Antonius, it is possible to see clearly how Romans of the governing class could rise to the heights of a political career through widely ... More


Antonius, Triumvir and Orator: Career, Style, and Effectiveness

Trevor Mahy

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/9780199641895.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This essay examines an often overlooked aspect of M. Antonius, the triumvir, namely, his career as an orator. Despite the rather substantial number of instances on which Antonius is attested to have ... More


The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore

Elaine Fantham

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263158
eISBN:
9780191718892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263158.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book studies Cicero's first and fullest dialogue, on the ideal orator-statesman. It illustrates the dialogue's achievement as a reflection of a civilized way of life and a brilliantly ... More


Roman Orators between Greece and Rome: The Case of Cato the Elder, L. Crassus, and M. Antonius

Alexandra Eckert

in Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198788201
eISBN:
9780191830167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788201.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Roman ambivalence towards Greek culture in testimonies of Cato the Elder, L. Crassus, and M. Antonius. It investigates why these orators expressed feelings of ambivalence ... More


Reconstructing Republican Oratory in Cassius Dio’s Roman History

Christopher Burden-Strevens

in Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198788201
eISBN:
9780191830167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788201.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the way in which Cassius Dio—a third-century Greek historian of the Roman Republic—used published oratory of the late Republic as a basis for his own historiographical speeches. ... More


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