Brutus. Orator [electronic resource] / Cicero ; with an English translation by G.L. Hendrickson and H.M. Hubbell
- Cicero, Marcus Tullius
- Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Hendrickson, G. L. (George Lincoln), 1865- and Hubbell, H. M. (Harry Mortimer), 1881-1971
- Language Note:
- Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages.
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- Brutus / with an English translation by G.L. Hendrickson. Orator / with an English translation by H.M. Hubbell.
- We know more of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE), lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, than of any other Roman. Besides much else, his work conveys the turmoil of his time, and the part he played in a period that saw the rise and fall of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. Brutus gives an account of the Roman tradition of public and lawcourt speeches from its beginning to what Cicero described as the polished and entertaining speeches of his own day. Along the way Cicero has interesting things to say about the influence of the speaker's audience on his style and technique. Also notable here is an autobiographical sketch. Cicero's own very wide practical experience informs Orator, which depicts the ideal speaker. Here he details the principles of eloquent oratory and quotes instructive examples. Both works date from 46 BCE and are dedicated to the author's promising young friend, Brutus, later famous in the conspiracy against Caesar.
- 9780674993778 (print)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliography and indexes.
- Technical Details:
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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