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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


Definition and the Politics of Truth

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/9780199291557.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on two techniques that Cicero used to gain an (often counterintuitive) purchase on reality: definition and the rhetoric of truth. After general reflections on the correlation ... More


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