Cicero on the ideal orator /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
Other Authors: May, James M., Wisse, Jakob.
Physical Description:x, 374 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-55) and indexes.
"Cicero's extant works": pages 299-300.
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
ISBN:0195091973 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780195091977 (cloth : alk. paper)
0195091981 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780195091984 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Table of Contents:
  • The Roman background: politics and culture
  • De oratore in Cicero's life
  • The subject: the ideal orator
  • Form I: dialogue technique
  • Form II: "rhetorical" techniques and the way to read De oratore
  • Background I: the quarrel between rhetoricians and philosophers, and Cicero's position in it
  • Background II: traditional rhetoric and Cicero's alternative
  • Background III: Cicero's "source"
  • This translation
  • The text
  • Synopsis of the work.