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Cicero on Oratory and Orators

Cicero on Oratory and Orators

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Translated by J.S. Watson. Introduction by Ralph A. Micken. Foreword by DavidPotter. Preface by Richard Leo Enos

$32.00

Paperback
978-0-8093-1293-1
440 pages, 5.5 x 8.25
06/01/1986

Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address

 

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About the Book

Contains Cicero’ s De Oratore and Brutus, influential sources over the centuries for ideas on rhetoric and train­ing for public leadership.
 
The De Oratore, written in 55 B.C., argues that rhetoric is socially significant because states are established and main­tained through the leadership of eloquent men.
 
The three books of dialogues in this volume feature discussions between well-known figures in Roman history, in­cluding Lucius Crassus, Marcus An­tonius, Quintus Lutatius Catulus, Quin­tus Marcius Scaevola, Caius Aurelius Cotta, Julius Caesar Strabo Vopicus, and Publius Sulpicus Rufus.
 
The Brutus continues the theme of the dialogues, giving a history of eminent orators whose performances exemplify the Ciceronian theory that rhetoric final­ly adds up to leadership.

Authors/Editors

Ralph A. Micken is Emeritus Professor of Speech and former Chairman of the Department at Southern Illinois Univer­sity, Carbondale.