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The Resource Cicero and Roman education : the reception of the speeches and ancient scholarship, Giuseppe La Bua, (electronic resource)

Cicero and Roman education : the reception of the speeches and ancient scholarship, Giuseppe La Bua, (electronic resource)

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Cicero and Roman education : the reception of the speeches and ancient scholarship
Title
Cicero and Roman education
Title remainder
the reception of the speeches and ancient scholarship
Statement of responsibility
Giuseppe La Bua
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Cicero saw publication as a means of perpetuating a distinctive image of himself as statesman and orator. He memorialized his spiritual and oratorical self by means of a very solid body of texts. Educationalists and schoolteachers in antiquity relied on Cicero's oratory to supervise the growth of the young into intellectual maturity. By reconstructing the main phases of textual transmission, from the first authorial dissemination of the speeches to the medieval manuscripts, and by re-examining the abundant evidence on Ciceronian scholarship from the first to the sixth century CE, Cicero and Roman Education traces the history of the exegetical tradition on Cicero's oratory and re-assesses the 'didactic' function of the speeches, whose preservation was largely determined by pedagogical factors"--
  • "Cicero never died. His assassins mutilated his corpus. They cut off his head and hands to eradicate his memory and spiritual legacy. Yet Cicero's genius survived the accidents of time and stamped its mark on every age. As predicted by the Roman historian Velleius Paterculus, Cicero's intellect and eloquence transcended the fragility and perishability of the human being. Murdered by the sword of Antony's hitmen, Cicero survived the fragility of life through his writings. The poignant scene of Cicero's violent death, recreated in dramatic forms by historians, poets and talented declaimers, pays tribute to the statesman's and orator's accomplishments and immortalizes the last fighter for the liberty of the Roman republic as the 'embodiment of verbal ingenium'"--
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La Bua, Giuseppe
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non fiction
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  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius
  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Education
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Cicero and Roman education : the reception of the speeches and ancient scholarship, Giuseppe La Bua, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Cicero presents himself: writing, revision and publication of the speeches; 2. Beyond the author: Cicero's speeches from publication to the medieval manuscripts; 3. Between praise and blame: Ciceronian scholarship from the early Empire to Late Antiquity; 4. Teaching Cicero
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ssj0002095882
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1 online resource (pages cm)
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107068582
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018042060
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0002095882
Label
Cicero and Roman education : the reception of the speeches and ancient scholarship, Giuseppe La Bua, (electronic resource)
Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Cicero presents himself: writing, revision and publication of the speeches; 2. Beyond the author: Cicero's speeches from publication to the medieval manuscripts; 3. Between praise and blame: Ciceronian scholarship from the early Empire to Late Antiquity; 4. Teaching Cicero
Control code
ssj0002095882
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107068582
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018042060
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002095882

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