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Cicero: Brutus and Orator

ISBN : 9780190857844

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Author: 
Robert A. Kaster
Pages
304 Pages
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Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Mar 2020
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Cicero's Brutus and Orator constitute his final major statements on the history of Roman oratory and the nature of the ideal orator. In the Brutus he traces the development of political and judicial speech over the span of 150 years, from the early second century to 46 BCE, when both of these treatises were written. In an immensely detailed account of some 200 speakers from the past he dispenses an expert's praise and criticism, provides an unparalleled resource for the study of Roman rhetoric, and engages delicately with the fraught political circumstances of the day, when the dominance of Julius Caesar was assured and the future of Rome's political institutions was thrown into question. The Orator, written several months later, describes the form of oratory that Cicero most admired, even though he insists that neither he nor any other orator has been able to achieve it. At the same time, he defends his views against critics-the so-called Atticists-who found Cicero's style overwrought and favored a more restrained and plainer approach.

Index: 

Preface

Introduction

1. Times of War and Silence (51-46 bce)

2. Brutus

3. Orator

4. Outlines of Brutus and Orator

5. Translation, Notes, Text

6. Further Reading

Abbreviations

Ancient Authors and Works Cited

Brutus

Orator

Biographical Sketches

Glossary of Roman Political Terms

Appendix A: On the Best Kind of Orator

Appendix B: Variant Readings

Bibliography

Indexes

About the author: 

Robert A. Kaster is Professor of Classics, emeritus, and Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin Language and Literature, emeritus, at Princeton University.

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