De Oratore

De OratoreCicero Marcus Tullius, 106 43 BCE , Roman Lawyer, Orator, Politician And Philosopher, Of Whom We Know Than Of Any Other Roman, Lived Through The Stirring Era Which Saw The Rise, Dictatorship, And Death Of Julius Caesar In A Tottering Republic In His Political Speeches Especially And In His Correspondence We See The Excitement, Tension And Intrigue Of Politics And The Part He Played In The Turmoil Of The Time Of About 106 Speeches, Delivered Before The Roman People Or The Senate If They Were Political, Before Jurors If Judicial, 58 Survive A Few Of Them Incompletely In The Fourteenth Century Petrarch And Other Italian Humanists Discovered Manuscripts Containing Than 900 Letters Of Which Than 800 Were Written By Cicero And Nearly 100 By Others To Him These Afford A Revelation Of The Man All The Striking Because Most Were Not Written For Publication Six Rhetorical Works Survive And Another In Fragments Philosophical Works Include Seven Extant Major Compositions And A Number Of Others And Some Lost There Is Also Poetry, Some Original, Some As Translations From The Greek.The Loeb Classical Library Edition Of Cicero Is In Twenty Nine Volumes.

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  • Hardcover
  • 512 pages
  • De Oratore
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • 10 October 2019
  • 9780674993839

10 thoughts on “De Oratore

  1. Mary says:

    Bit of a cliffhanger for a philosophical treatice Honestly each time they have to retire after saying something like, say, Antonius, why don t you tell me about this I just want to girl scream and read the next book.

  2. Ryan Denson says:

    This volume contains the first two of the three books of Cicero s De Oratore Despite being a fairly outdated translation 1942 , it holds up quite well due to the highly technical nature of the subject matter There are only a few instances in which the editor makes questionable or awkward choices for translating the original Latin text The content of De Oratore itself is very enjoyable too Cicero frames it in the style of a Socratic dialogue, a format that works immensely well here Although it sounds incredibly boring to read the conversation of a bunch of ancient Roman lawyers discussing oratory, it is actually quite a lively read There is plenty of advice that would be useful for modern public speaking such as intonation, earning the audience s favor, appeals to emotions, and how to arrange the material A lengthy discussion on the role of witticisms, bons mots, and other types of jests also helps remind us that public speaking ...

  3. Zachary Rudolph says:

    By all means, if they wish, let the philosophers get on with discussing these matters in their own secluded corners, to pass an idle hour All the same, the man who will have to set forth, with all the power and attractiveness he can...

  4. John Cairns says:

    This is exceptional You couldn t get a better book on oratory since by a master orator who s also a great writer and successfully fictionalises setting and characters to give agreeably what anybody wanting to become an orator would need to know The only caveat must be who wo...

  5. Stephen says:

    I wish I d read this earlier in life, like in high school It may have encouraged me to do public speaking Cicero s vision, though, is not merely of an entertainer Cicero s orator is a multi subject genius, and the backbone of the Repub...

  6. James says:

    rhetoric at its most ideal

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