Cicero: Brutus and Orator

Cicero: Brutus and Orator
Title Cicero: Brutus and Orator PDF eBook
Author Robert A. Kaster
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 329
Release 2020-01-23
Genre History
ISBN 0190857870

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Cicero's Brutus and Orator constitute his final major statements on the history of Roman oratory and the nature of the ideal orator. In the Brutus he traces the development of political and judicial speech over the span of 150 years, from the early second century to 46 BCE, when both of these treatises were written. In an immensely detailed account of some 200 speakers from the past he dispenses an expert's praise and criticism, provides an unparalleled resource for the study of Roman rhetoric, and engages delicately with the fraught political circumstances of the day, when the dominance of Julius Caesar was assured and the future of Rome's political institutions was thrown into question. The Orator written several months later, describes the form of oratory that Cicero most admired, even though he insists that neither he nor any other orator has been able to achieve it. At the same time, he defends his views against critics the so-called Atticists who found Cicero's style overwrought. In this volume, the first English translation of both works in more than eighty years, Robert Kaster provides faithful and eminently readable renderings, along with a detailed introduction that places the works in their historical and cultural context and explains the key stylistic concepts and terminology that Cicero uses in his analyses. Extensive notes accompany the translations, helping readers at every step contend with unfamiliar names, terms, and concepts from Roman culture and history.




Cicero

Cicero
Title Cicero PDF eBook
Author Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Pages 329
Release 2020
Genre Foreign Language Study
ISBN 0190857846

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"These translations of the Brutus and Orator were conceived as a sequel to the excellent translation of the De oratore by James May and Jaap Wisse, also published by Oxford University Press (Cicero: On the Ideal Orator, Oxford 2001). The book's raison d'être is easily stated. No new, complete, and readily available English versions of the two texts have appeared since the Loeb Classical Library edition was published in 1939, with translations by G. L. Hendrickson and H. M. Hubbell. Though both translations are accurate and still readable (Hendrickson's, in fact, is excellent), the introductions to the two works are brief and insufficient, and the annotation (in the manner of older Loebs) is still less adequate. Furthermore, our understanding of Cicero and the late Roman Republic has changed significantly in the eighty years since the Loeb appeared, and the resources available to students of the Brutus, in particular, are much more ample. I have reason to hope, therefore, that this book will be of some use. There is no need to discuss here the overall plan of the book, which the table of contents makes clear, or the approach taken to the translation and annotation, addressed in Introduction par. 5. The annotation very likely provides more detail than some readers will require, but I thought it best to err on the side of inclusion and leave it to readers to ignore-as readers can be relied on to do-material that does not speak to their needs or interests. I should add two notes. First, because Brutus and Orator are the most important sources for our understanding of Roman "Atticism" (Introduction par. 3), I have included in Appendix A a translation of the third Ciceronian text that bears on that subject, On the Best Kind of Orator (De optimo genere oratorum), a brief fragment that Cicero wrote but abandoned in the interval between the composition of Brutus and Orator in 46 BCE. Second, for the fragmentary remains of orators other than Cicero I have retained references to the fourth edition of Enrica Malcovati's Oratorum Romanorum Fragments (e.g., "ORF4 no. 8 fr. 149"), despite the fact that its successor, Fragments of the Roman Republican Orators (FRRO)-the work of a team led by Catherine Steel-will soon appear. The orators in FRRO will not be numbered and ordered chronologically, as they are in ORF4, but will be organized alphabetically by clan name for ready location, and a set of concordances will facilitate movment back and forth between the two editions"--




Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker

Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker
Title Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker PDF eBook
Author Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher Good Press
Pages 201
Release 2019-11-20
Genre Fiction
ISBN

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Cicero on Oratory and Orators

Cicero on Oratory and Orators
Title Cicero on Oratory and Orators PDF eBook
Author Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher
Pages 554
Release 1855
Genre Oratory
ISBN

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Cicero's Brutus

Cicero's Brutus
Title Cicero's Brutus PDF eBook
Author Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher
Pages 444
Release 1776
Genre Oratory, Ancient
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Cicero's Brutus Or History of Famous Orators

Cicero's Brutus Or History of Famous Orators
Title Cicero's Brutus Or History of Famous Orators PDF eBook
Author Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher Book Jungle
Pages 192
Release 2009-04
Genre History
ISBN 9781438516370

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Cicero is considered to be Rome's greatest orator and prose writer. His writing is some of the best classical Latin still in existence. Cicero introduced Rome to Greek philosophy and created the Latin philosophical vocabulary. This book contains two selections. Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators was written during the end of the civil war in Africa. It discusses all the Roman and Greek speakers of any note at the time. The conference is supposed to have been held with Atticus, and their friend Brutus. The Orator was written shortly after and is a plan, or critical delineation, of what he esteemed the most finished eloquence, or style of Speaking.




Cicero's Brutus Or History of Famous Orators; Also His Orator, Or Accomplished Speaker.

Cicero's Brutus Or History of Famous Orators; Also His Orator, Or Accomplished Speaker.
Title Cicero's Brutus Or History of Famous Orators; Also His Orator, Or Accomplished Speaker. PDF eBook
Author Cicero
Publisher Alpha Edition
Pages 152
Release 2021-11-22
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9789355397799

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The book "" Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker., has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and designed. These books are not made of scanned copies and hence the text is clear and readable.