Cicero and Roman Education
The Reception of the Speeches and Ancient Scholarship
- Author: Giuseppe La Bua, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy
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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.Read more
- Offers a comprehensive account of the reception of Cicero's speeches in the ancient schoolroom
- Paints a fascinating picture of Roman education as a complex, dynamic system of social, cultural and historical factors
- Combines literary history, textual tradition and ancient scholarship
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- Date Published: January 2019
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108651271
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Table of Contents
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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