The Roman world of Cicero's De oratore

The author offers a wide introduction to Cicero's political and cultural world, and illustrates, by analysis of his imaginary dialogue between statesmen, how he introduced the principles of Greek philosphy and rhetoric into Roman education so that his work became the basis of humanist ideals in...

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Main Author: Fantham, Elaine.
Language:English
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Online Access:Link to e-book
Summary:The author offers a wide introduction to Cicero's political and cultural world, and illustrates, by analysis of his imaginary dialogue between statesmen, how he introduced the principles of Greek philosphy and rhetoric into Roman education so that his work became the basis of humanist ideals in the Renaissance and Enlightenment.
Physical Description:1 online resource (vii, 354 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
ISBN:9780191718892 (ebook)