Volume V, Rhetorical Treatises: Brutus. Orator. (Loeb Classical Library) / Edition 1

Volume V, Rhetorical Treatises: Brutus. Orator. (Loeb Classical Library) / Edition 1

by Cicero
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674993772

ISBN-13: 9780674993778

Pub. Date: 01/28/1939

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Brutus gives an account of the Roman tradition of public and lawcourt speeches from its beginning to what Cicero described as the polished and entertaining speeches of his own day. Along the way Cicero has interesting things to say about the influence of the speaker's audience on his style and technique. Also notable here is an autobiographical sketch.

Overview

Brutus gives an account of the Roman tradition of public and lawcourt speeches from its beginning to what Cicero described as the polished and entertaining speeches of his own day. Along the way Cicero has interesting things to say about the influence of the speaker's audience on his style and technique. Also notable here is an autobiographical sketch.

Cicero's own very wide practical experience informs Orator, which depicts the ideal speaker. Here he details the principles of eloquent oratory and quotes instructive examples. Both works date from 46 BCE and are dedicated to the author's promising young friend, Brutus, later famous in the conspiracy against Caesar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674993778
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1939
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #342
Edition description:
7th printing/1st pub.1939/indexes
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
4.62(w) x 6.66(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Bibliographical Addendum

List Of Cicero's Works

Brutus

Introduction

Summary of Contents

Text and Translation

Orator

Introduction

Bibliography

Text and Translation

Index To Brutus

Index To Orator

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