Cicero"s style a synopsis by Michael von Albrecht

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  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius -- Literary style.,
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin -- History and criticism.,
  • Latin language -- Style.,
  • Rhetoric, Ancient.,
  • Oratory, Ancient.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-273) and index.

Book details

Statementby Michael von Albrecht.
SeriesMnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., 245
LC ClassificationsPA6357 .A54 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 281 p. ;
Number of Pages281
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3684316M
ISBN 109004129618
LC Control Number2003045375

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plain narrative style, direct, with economy of language, staccato style of sentence structure. Used in narrative and explanatory passages, lacking the embellishment and intricacy he employs in more emotional contexts.

(; - the episode at Lampsacum, one of the finest examples in Cicero). The first example that comes to my mind is the beginning of the Second Catilinarian: Tandem aliquando, Quirites, L. Catilinam furentem audacia, scelus anhelantem, pestem patriae nefarie molientem, vobis atque huic urbi ferrum flammamque minitantem, ex urbe vel eiecimus, vel emisimus, vel ipsum egredientem verbis prosecuti sumus.

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The book is addressed to Cicero's son Marcus and concerns whether what is right and what is beneficial can ever conflict. Chapter 5 rounds out the book with a piece Cicero wrote towards the end of his life - On Old Age.

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[20] While different in practice, however, in the area of theory, Witherspoon relied heavily upon Cicero. Cicero, Marcus Tullius, BCE BCE: Translator: Featherstonhaugh, George William, LoC No.

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The treatise defends old age against its alleged disadvantages. syntax is not yet sufficiently understood.1 Certainly Cicero is amply treated in our grammar books,2 but the authors do not always con­ sider the function of a given phrase in its context.

More than any­ thing else the very fact that Cicero’s style has been idolized by some teachers into a dull model of deadening perfection was detrimental.

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