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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.


Introduction

Jonathan Powell and Jeremy Paterson

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) was a competent in ancient Rome, acknowledged as the leading Roman advocate of his time. According to Quintilian, he was said to be king of the lawcourts, a ... 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


Reading Cicero’s Narratives

D. S. Levene

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ancient rhetorical theorists recommended that the typical forensic speech should contain a section known as the narratio, the part that normally followed the preliminary discussion — the exordium — ... 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


The Dilemma of Cicero’s Speech for Ligarius

P. Johnson Jeffrey

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter assesses the strategy used by Cicero in his forensic speech for Quintus Ligarius. Because of the difficulties of this speech, that strategy is not readily apparent. Through a close ... More


A Volscian Mafia? Cicero and his Italian Clients in the Forensic Speeches

Kathryn Lomas

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the aftermath of the bitter Social War between ancient Rome and the Italians, ending in the extension of Roman citizenship to all Italians, the competing claims of existing local loyalties and the ... More


Commentary : Panegyricus

S. Usher (ed.)

in Greek Orators III: Isocrates: Panegyricus and To Nicocles

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684142
eISBN:
9781800342866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684142.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers commentary on Isocrates' Panegyricus. The prooemium forms roughly one tenth of the speech, a similar proportion to that favoured in most forensic speeches, including those written ... More


Self-Reference in Cicero’s Forensic Speeches

Jeremy Paterson

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Cicero's references to himself in his forensic speeches. The explanation for such self-reference lies in the nature of the courts in ancient Rome and the tactics of the ... More


Cicero the Advocate

Jonathan Powell and Jeremy Paterson (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book considers Cicero's forensic speeches as acts of advocacy, that is, designed to ensure that the person he represents is acquitted or that the person he is prosecuting is found guilty. It ... More


De Domo Sua: Legal Problem and Structure

Wilfried Stroh

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

On September 29, 57 BC, Cicero won his reinstatement into his house and grounds which had in part been dedicated to the gods by P. Clodius Pulcher. Cicero himself regarded the forensic speech ... More


Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Catherine Steel and Henriette van der Blom (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book brings together nineteen scholars to rethink the role of public speech in the Roman Republic. Speech was an integral part of decision-making in Republican Rome, and oratory was part of the ... More


Putting the Family Across: Cicero on Natural Affection

Susan Treggiari

in The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.003.01
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the way the idea of family was used in the forensic speeches of Cicero as a touchstone for elite morality, especially for men, and how the social family norms of pietas and ... More


Repetition and Unity in a Civil Law Speech: The Pro Caecina

Michael Winterbottom

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the Pro Caecina in an attempt to analyse the relationship between Cicero's forensic speech and the complicated civil lawsuit to which it was tailored. A key to the analysis is ... More


Literature and Persuasion in Cicero’s Pro Archia

D. H. Berry

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pro Archia has been described as undoubtedly the least typical forensic speech of Cicero. Cicero's client is not, as so often, a prominent Roman aristocrat accused of violence, ... More


Being Economical with the Truth: What Really Happened at Lampsacus?

Catherine Steel

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Cicero's forensic speech detailing the attempted kidnap and rape of a noblewoman from Lampsacus, followed by a riot in which Verres was almost burned alive, and by a trial ... More


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