Brill's Companion to Cicero: Oratory and Rhetoric

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This volume is intended as a companion to the study of Cicero's oratory and rhetoric for both students and experts in the field: for the neophyte, it provides a starting point; for the veteran Ciceronian scholar, a place for renewing the dialogue about issues concerning Ciceronian oratory and rhetoric; for all, a site of engagement at various levels with Ciceronian scholarship and bibliography. The book is arranged along roughly chronological lines and covers most aspects of Cicero's oratory and rhetoric. The ...

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Overview

This volume is intended as a companion to the study of Cicero's oratory and rhetoric for both students and experts in the field: for the neophyte, it provides a starting point; for the veteran Ciceronian scholar, a place for renewing the dialogue about issues concerning Ciceronian oratory and rhetoric; for all, a site of engagement at various levels with Ciceronian scholarship and bibliography. The book is arranged along roughly chronological lines and covers most aspects of Cicero's oratory and rhetoric. The particular strength of this companion resides in the individual, often very original approach to sundry topics by an array of impressive contributors, all of whom have spent large portions of their careers concentrating upon the oratorical and rhetorical oeuvre of Cicero. A bibliography of relevant items from the past 25 years, keyed to specific Ciceronian works, completes the volume. Brill's Companion to Cicero will become the standard reference work on Cicero for many years.

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Editorial Reviews

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'The growth of interest in Ovid over the last half-century has prompted creation of various kinds of handbooks and companions to the great Roman poet, and Brill has produced one of the best…an intelligent and wll-coordinated collection of responses to the versatility of a scintillating poet.'
William S. Anderson, New England Classical Journal, 2005.
'In sum a useful and reliable volume…
Roy Gibson, BMCR, 2003.
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Meet the Author

James M. May is Professor of Classics at St. Olaf College. He has published extensively on Ciceronian oratory and rhetoric, including Trials of Character: The Eloquence of Ciceronian Ethos (North Carolina, 1988) and (with Jakob Wisse) Cicero: On the Ideal Orator (Oxford, 2001).
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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Contributors
1 Cicero: His Life and Career 1
2 Rhetorical Education in Cicero's Youth 23
3 Ciceronian Oratory in Context 49
4 Cicero's Early Speeches 71
5 Cicero's Consular Speeches 113
6 The Post Reditum Speeches 159
7 Ciceronian Invective 197
8 Cicero's Caesarian Orations 219
9 The Philippics 273
10 The Lost and Fragmentary Orations 305
11 The Intellectual Background of Cicero's Rhetorical Works 331
12 De Oratore: Rhetoric, Philosophy, and the Making of the Ideal Orator 375
13 Brutus: The History of Roman Eloquence 401
14 Orator and the Definition of the Ideal Orator 427
15 Cicero's Partitiones Oratoriae and Topica: Rhetorical Philosophy and Philosophical Rhetoric 445
16 Cicero's Oratorical and Rhetorical Legacy 481
17 A Survey of Selected Recent Work on Cicero's Rhetorica and Speeches 503
Bibliography 533
General Index 601
Index Locorum 622
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