Cicero on Oratory and Orators
  • Cicero on Oratory and Orators
  • Cicero on Oratory and Orators

Cicero on Oratory and Orators

by Marcus Tullius Cicero
     
 

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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.

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781290286978
Publisher:
HardPress Publishing
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

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

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