Cicero and Rome

Taylor takes Cicero as the focal point for examination of the last years of the Roman Republic, tracing the often dramatic and violent events from the harsh dictatorship of Sulla to Cicero's death in the massacres of Mark Antony and the 2nd ...

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Author: David Taylor

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111345190

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

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Taylor takes Cicero as the focal point for examination of the last years of the Roman Republic, tracing the often dramatic and violent events from the harsh dictatorship of Sulla to Cicero's death in the massacres of Mark Antony and the 2nd Triumvirate. Evidence is taken largely from the speeches and surviving letters to his friend Atticus.

Cicero

A lively portrait of the quintessential Roman politician describes the life and times of the ancient statesman, based on the witty and candid letters that Cicero wrote to his friend Atticus in which he described the events and personalities ...

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Author: Anthony Everitt

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 037575895X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

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A lively portrait of the quintessential Roman politician describes the life and times of the ancient statesman, based on the witty and candid letters that Cicero wrote to his friend Atticus in which he described the events and personalities that shaped the final days of Republican Rome. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Cicero and the Rise of Deification at Rome

This book tells a part of the back-story to major religious transformations emerging from the tumult of the late Republic.

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Author: Spencer Cole

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107656352

Category: History

Page: 256

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This book tells a part of the back-story to major religious transformations emerging from the tumult of the late Republic. It considers the dynamic interplay of Cicero's approximations of mortals and immortals with a range of artifacts and activities that were collectively closing the divide between humans and gods. A guiding principle is that a major cultural player like Cicero had a normative function in religious dialogues that could legitimize incipient ideas like deification. Applying contemporary metaphor theory, it analyzes the strategies and priorities configuring Cicero's divinizing encomia of Roman dynasts like Pompey, Caesar and Octavian. It also examines Cicero's explorations of apotheosis and immortality in the De re publica and Tusculan Disputations as well as his attempts to deify his daughter Tullia. In this book, Professor Cole transforms our understanding not only of the backgrounds to ruler worship but also of changing conceptions of death and the afterlife.

Cicero and Roman Religion

This book gathers eight papers devoted to specific aspects of Cicero's engagement with Roman religion, and seeks to make a wider contribution to the understanding of Cicero's work as historical evidence.

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Author: Claudia Beltrao da Rosa

Publisher:

ISBN: 3515126430

Category:

Page: 154

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This book gathers eight papers devoted to specific aspects of Cicero's engagement with Roman religion, and seeks to make a wider contribution to the understanding of Cicero's work as historical evidence. By engaging with religion as a fundamental factor of social cohesion and political stability, both in his theoretical works and his speeches, Cicero shaped a wide-ranging and ambitious discourse around themes and images that were firmly located in first-century BCE Rome. His contribution also proved very influential in the centuries to come. The volume focuses on the relationship between law, religion, and religious authority in Cicero; the interplay between divine images, ritual contexts, and the conceptualization of the divine; Cicero's construction of a Greek deity for a Roman audience; the role of religious elements in the shaping of a Roman political identity; the tension between 'natural law' and Roman pietas; the problem of divine and human foresight; the relationship between theoretical views of the gods and late Republican public cult; and the reception, use, and readaptation of Ciceronian theology in the English Enlightenment.

Cicero

Drawing chiefly on Cicero's speeches and letters, and up-to-date research, Kathryn Tempest presents a new, highly readable narrative of Cicero's dramatic life and times.

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Author: Kathryn Tempest

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847252463

Category: History

Page: 256

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As the greatest Roman orator, Cicero delivered over one hundred speeches in the law courts, in the senate and before the people of Rome. He was also a philosopher, a patriot and a private man. While his published speeches preserve scandalous accounts of the murder, corruption and violence that plagued Rome in the first century BC, his surviving letters give an exceptional glimpse into Cicero's own personality and his reactions to events as they unraveled around him û events, he thought, which threatened to destabilize the system of government he loved and establish a tyranny over Rome. From his rise to power as a self-made man, Cicero's career took him through the years of Sulla, and the civil war between Pompey and Caesar, to his own last fight against Mark Antony. We witness the turbulent events of the Late Roman Republic through Cicero's eyes. Drawing chiefly on Cicero's speeches and letters, and up-to-date research, Kathryn Tempest presents a new, highly readable narrative of Cicero's dramatic life and times.

Cicero and Roman Education

Presents the first full-length, systematic study of the reception of Cicero's speeches in the Roman educational system.

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Author: Giuseppe La Bua

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107068582

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

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Presents the first full-length, systematic study of the reception of Cicero's speeches in the Roman educational system.

Cicero and the End of the Roman Republic

This series explores the culture and achievement of the civilizations of Greece and Rome.

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Author: Thomas Wiedemann

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111963802

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 92

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This series explores the culture and achievement of the civilizations of Greece and Rome. It is designed specifically for students and teachers of classical civilization and ancient history, and provides a collection of guides on literature, history, art, values and social institutions.

Social life at Rome in the Age of Cicero

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Author: W. Warde Fowler

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664602565

Category: Fiction

Page: 279

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"Social life at Rome in the Age of Cicero" by W. Warde Fowler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Cicero De Re Publica

A uniquely surviving specimen of prose-and-verse satire from the Roman world. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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Author: Cicéron

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052134896X

Category: History

Page: 268

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A uniquely surviving specimen of prose-and-verse satire from the Roman world. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Cicero and the Roman Republic

Through a selection from his writings, this book provides a chronological outline of his life and political career, tracing his many successes and ultimate failure.

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Author: John Murrell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521691168

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 190

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An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. Cicero was one of the greatest and most human men of antiquity. He was on the closest terms with political giants such as Pompeius and Caesar and far surpassed them in oratorical and legal skills. Since so much of his work survives, he stands as a prism through which we can study the last years of the Roman Republic, above all its transition to the rule of one man. Through a selection from his writings, this book provides a chronological outline of his life and political career, tracing his many successes and ultimate failure.

Cicero

In this volume Raphael Woolf describes and evaluates Cicero’s philosophical achievements, paying particular attention to his relation to those philosophers he draws upon in his works, his Romanizing of Greek philosophy, and his own ...

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Author: Raphael Woolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317532194

Category: History

Page: 260

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Cicero’s philosophical works introduced Latin audiences to the ideas of the Stoics, Epicureans and other schools and figures of the post-Aristotelian period, thus influencing the transmission of those ideas through later history. While Cicero’s value as documentary evidence for the Hellenistic schools is unquestioned, Cicero: The Philosophy of a Roman Sceptic explores his writings as works of philosophy that do more than simply synthesize the thought of others, but instead offer a unique viewpoint of their own. In this volume Raphael Woolf describes and evaluates Cicero’s philosophical achievements, paying particular attention to his relation to those philosophers he draws upon in his works, his Romanizing of Greek philosophy, and his own sceptical and dialectical outlook. The volume aims, using the best tools of philosophical, philological and historical analysis, to do Cicero justice as a distinctive philosophical voice. Situating Cicero’s work in its historical and political context, this volume provides a detailed analysis of the thought of one of the finest orators and writers of the Roman period. Written in an accessible and engaging style, Cicero: The Philosophy of a Roman Sceptic is a key resource for those interested in Cicero’s role in shaping Classical philosophy.

Reading Cicero

The relationship between these two facets of his career is the subject of this book, which argues that our understanding both of Cicero's oeuvre and of the practice and theory of public life in the Late Republic is transformed if Cicero's ...

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Author: C.E.W. Steel

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106018136983

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 144

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M. Tullius Cicero was a prolific writer, his writing covering an astonishingly wide spectrum: oratory, letters, epic and didactic poetry, pamphlets, philosophical and rhetorical treatises. He was also a major political figure at Rome during the Late Republic. The relationship between these two facets of his career is the subject of this book, which argues that our understanding both of Cicero's oeuvre and of the practice and theory of public life in the Late Republic is transformed if Cicero's writings are read as a unified whole in the context of Roman politics. Writing offered Cicero a huge range of opportunities to impress himself upon an audience much wider than could be reached through the traditional mechanisms of politics at Rome; it also enabled him to construct a distinct identity in the public sphere as a substitute for his lack of political ancestry. A chapter on genre sites Cicero's writing in the late Republican context and stresses both his inventiveness and his flexibility; then the ways in which Cicero's public personas and his relationships with others are articulated in his works are considered; the book concludes with a consideration of the connections between wr

Cicero

But Cicero's life was far from a quiet, docile existence of a writer who kept to himself. His speeches often raised the hackles of his opponents and others with whom he disagreed. Cicero was exiled from Rome at one point.

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Author: Zoe Lowery

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508172598

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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"Marcus Tullius Cicero, who lived from 106 BCE to 43 BCE, was a man who wore many hats: Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar, and writer. He honed his oratory skills to become the greatest orator in Rome's history, and penned countless books and letters throughout his life, including speeches, lectures, and philosophical and political pieces. He was also a poet, although little of his verse exists today. But Cicero's life was far from a quiet, docile existence of a writer who kept to himself. His speeches often raised the hackles of his opponents and others with whom he disagreed. Cicero was exiled from Rome at one point."--Provided by publisher.

Catilinarians

A commentary for students on the four speeches delivered by Cicero during the crisis of 63 BC, when, as consul, he faced a conspiracy to overthrow the Roman state launched by the frustrated consular candidate Lucius Sergius Catilina.

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Author: Cicéron

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521832861

Category: History

Page: 282

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A commentary for students on the four speeches delivered by Cicero during the crisis of 63 BC, when, as consul, he faced a conspiracy to overthrow the Roman state launched by the frustrated consular candidate Lucius Sergius Catilina. They show him at the height of his oratorical powers and political influence.

How to Think about God

These works reveal many of the religious aspects of Stoicism, including an understanding of the universe as a materialistic yet continuous and living whole in which both the gods and a supreme God are essential elements.

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Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691197449

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

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A vivid and accessible new translation of Cicero’s influential writings on the Stoic idea of the divine Most ancient Romans were deeply religious and their world was overflowing with gods—from Jupiter, Minerva, and Mars to countless local divinities, household gods, and ancestral spirits. One of the most influential Roman perspectives on religion came from a nonreligious belief system that is finding new adherents even today: Stoicism. How did the Stoics think about religion? In How to Think about God, Philip Freeman presents vivid new translations of Cicero's On the Nature of the Gods and The Dream of Scipio. In these brief works, Cicero offers a Stoic view of belief, divinity, and human immortality, giving eloquent expression to the religious ideas of one of the most popular schools of Roman and Greek philosophy. On the Nature of the Gods and The Dream of Scipio are Cicero's best-known and most important writings on religion, and they have profoundly shaped Christian and non-Christian thought for more than two thousand years, influencing such luminaries as Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Dante, and Thomas Jefferson. These works reveal many of the religious aspects of Stoicism, including an understanding of the universe as a materialistic yet continuous and living whole in which both the gods and a supreme God are essential elements. Featuring an introduction, suggestions for further reading, and the original Latin on facing pages, How to Think about God is a compelling guide to the Stoic view of the divine.

Cicero and the Roman Republic

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Author: Frank Richard Cowell

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001045791

Category: Roma - Historia - República, 510 30 A.J

Page: 398

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Cicero On Duties

This volume aims to render De Officiis, Cicero's last theoeretical work, more intelligible by explaining its relation to its own time and place. 'On Duties' was Cicero's last philosophical work.

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Author: Cicero

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521348358

Category: History

Page: 189

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This volume aims to render De Officiis, Cicero's last theoeretical work, more intelligible by explaining its relation to its own time and place.

Cicero s Orations

From the famous speeches against Catiline to those in defiance of Marc Anthony that would seal the orator's doom, this collection presents remarkable examples of rhetoric from the ancient Roman politician's illustrious career.

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Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486822853

Category: History

Page: 246

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From the famous speeches against Catiline to those in defiance of Marc Anthony that would seal the orator's doom, this collection presents remarkable examples of rhetoric from the ancient Roman politician's illustrious career.

How to Win an Argument

Cicero’s words are presented in lively translations, with illuminating introductions; the book also features a brief biography of Cicero, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and an appendix of the original Latin texts.

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Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400883356

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Timeless techniques of effective public speaking from ancient Rome's greatest orator All of us are faced countless times with the challenge of persuading others, whether we're trying to win a trivial argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision. Instead of relying on untrained instinct—and often floundering or failing as a result—we’d win more arguments if we learned the timeless art of verbal persuasion, rhetoric. How to Win an Argument gathers the rhetorical wisdom of Cicero, ancient Rome’s greatest orator, from across his works and combines it with passages from his legal and political speeches to show his powerful techniques in action. The result is an enlightening and entertaining practical introduction to the secrets of persuasive speaking and writing—including strategies that are just as effective in today’s offices, schools, courts, and political debates as they were in the Roman forum. How to Win an Argument addresses proof based on rational argumentation, character, and emotion; the parts of a speech; the plain, middle, and grand styles; how to persuade no matter what audience or circumstances you face; and more. Cicero’s words are presented in lively translations, with illuminating introductions; the book also features a brief biography of Cicero, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and an appendix of the original Latin texts. Astonishingly relevant, this unique anthology of Cicero’s rhetorical and oratorical wisdom will be enjoyed by anyone who ever needs to win arguments and influence people—in other words, all of us.

Cicero Classicism and Popular Culture

This book shows in each of us the roots of our own ideas, beliefs, and culture.

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Author: Marshall Fishwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135797911

Category: History

Page: 262

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Learn why Cicero is considered one of the most important individuals in all of Western culture! Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) was a poet, philosopher, writer, scholar, barrister, statesman, patriot, and the linguist who helped make Latin into a universal language. His many influences in rhetoric, politics, literature, and ideas are seen throughout Western civilization. Cicero, Classicism, and Popular Culture explores the fascinating man behind the eloquence and his monumental effect on language, morality, and popularity of Western culture. One of the leading authorities on popular culture, Dr. Marshall Fishwick discusses the multifaceted man who may be, besides Jesus, the central figure in all of Western civilization. The author recounts his own personal quest of traveling the land and ancient cities of Italy, gleaning insights from people he met along the way who have knowledge about Cicero’s life and times. However, Cicero, Classicism, and Popular Culture is more than a simple search for the man and his accomplishments, a man whose mere words changed the way people think. This book shows in each of us the roots of our own ideas, beliefs, and culture. Cicero, Classicism, and Popular Culture discusses: Cicero’s rise to acclaim his affect on the language of popular culture common traits Cicero shared with Thomas Jefferson rhetoric, the art of oratory community two pivotal essays on friendship and old age vision of his reputation the search for peace Marshall McLuhan, Ciceronian Cicero’s Rome Cicero’s ancestral home of Arpinum Julius Caesar, politics, and the influences of Cicero the Roman republic and its downfall America as the new Rome much more! Cicero, Classicism, and Popular Culture is a startling, entertaining examination of the man who made Western culture what it is today. The book is insightful reading for educators, students, or anyone interested in one of the major forces in popular culture.