Cicero on Oratory and Orators (Google eBook)

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SIU Press, 1986 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 379 pages
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Contains Cicero’s De Oratore and Brutus, influential sources over the centuries for ideas on rhetoric and train­ing for public leadership.

 

The De Oratore, written in 55 B.C., argues that rhetoric is socially significant because states are established and main­tained through the leadership of eloquent men.

 

The three books of dialogues in this volume feature discussions between well-known figures in Roman history, in­cluding Lucius Crassus, Marcus An­tonius, Quintus Lutatius Catulus, Quin­tus Marcius Scaevola, Caius Aurelius Cotta, Julius Caesar Strabo Vopicus, and Publius Sulpicus Rufus.

 

The Brutus continues the theme of the dialogues, giving a history of eminent orators whose performances exemplify the Ciceronian theory that rhetoric final­ly adds up to leadership.

  

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Contents

Foreword by David Potter
vii
References
li
Brutus
262

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About the author (1986)

Ralph A. Micken is Emeritus Professor of Speech and former Chairman of the Department at Southern Illinois Univer­sity, Carbondale.

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