By Henriette van der Blom
This e-book is ready the recognized Roman orator and statesman Cicero and his rhetorical and political method as a newcomer in Roman republican politics. Henriette van der Blom argues that Cicero marketed himself as a follower of selected types of behaviour from the earlier - his function versions - and in flip provided himself as a task version to others. This unique approach presents clean insights into the political and literary profession of 1 of the best-known Romans, and into the
political discourse of the overdue Roman Republic.
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2. 21 Cicero was also inﬂuenced by Diodotus the Stoic, who lived in Cicero’s house from this period and many years afterwards. 22 Cicero might also have heard Staseas of Naples, the peripatetic, in the home of his friend M. 23 Cicero would have been familiar with all four major schools of philosophy. 25 Cicero kept himself busy with the teachings of all these people, and with a full programme of exercises, sometimes together with other students such as M. Piso, Q. Pompeius, and Ser. 26 During the 80s BC, Cicero served on the staff of Pompeius Strabo, and probably met the son of the general, Cn.
24 Cic. Brut. 205–7. 25 Cic. De or. 201; Orat. 120; Brut. 322. The range of historical exempla used by Cicero is vast in both time and space, but he limits his range to suit the particular contexts in which he spoke, as we shall see in Chapter 6. 26 Cic. Brut. 310. 27 Cic. Phil. 27. 28 Cic. Div. 72; Plut. Cic. 2. 29 Cic. Att. 3; Pis. 5 (turned down command after consulship), Fam. 2 (sent out to Cilicia against own wishes), Att. 7; Fam. 5 (impatience). 30 Cic. Brut. 151, 311. Mitchell (1979) 53, however, thinks that this late entry to the public stage must have been a ‘calculated response to political conditions, not .
Leg. Man. 6, 11–12, 14, 39, 55. 22 Introduction widespread among the Roman historians and orators, as discussed above. Cicero’s ﬁnal point on the excellent men who are both good farmers and good statesmen is a clever use of the topos of the virtuous country life versus the perverting forces of city life. Cicero’s reference to this topos is designed to undermine Erucius’ prosecution by displaying his lack of understanding or even disregard of the old Roman virtue of working the land and ﬁghting for the res publica, the state and its institutions.
Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer (Oxford Classical Monographs) by Henriette van der Blom