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Cicero als Redner

Manuwald, G; (2019) Cicero als Redner. In: Erler, M and Tornau, C, (eds.) Handbuch Antike Rhetorik. (pp. 271-286). De Gruyter: Berlin, Germany. Green open access

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 BCE) as orator. It surveys the number and types of speeches he delivered throughout his career as a public speaker (81–43 BCE), their distribution and their historical and procedural contexts. The relationship between delivered and published versions is discussed as well as possible reasons for writing up speeches; it is asked what can be recovered of the original performance situations. A number of rhetorical strategies and stylistic forms are indicated by paradigmatic examples. Cicero’s relationship to his contemporaries and the link between his oratory and his public career are being considered; the role of Cicero’s personality in his speeches is looked at. Cicero emerges as an orator who is well versed in the rules of the rhetorical handbooks, but is confident enough to develop his own styles and structures according to the respective contexts and who, partly due to his own publicity campaign, soon acquired the status of an exemplary orator.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Cicero als Redner
ISBN-13: 978-3-11-031811-1
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/207774
Language: German
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Cicero, politische Reden, Gerichtsreden, Politiker, Anwalt, Römische Republik, Forum, Senat, Volksversammlung Cicero, political speeches, forensic speeches, politician, advocate, Roman Republic, Forum, Senate, popular assembly
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Greek and Latin
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10067515
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