Cicero: a man of letters in politics

Author: Yavetz, Zvi
Title: Cicero: a man of letters in politics
Review/Collection: in: Clark, G. & Rajak, T. (Ed.), Philosophy and power in the Graeco-Roman world: essays in honour of Miriam Griffin
Place edition: Oxford
Editor: Oxford University Press
Year edition: 2002
Pages: 173-180
Keywords: Éloquence - Eloquenza - Eloquence, Philosophie - Filosofia - Philosophy, Stylistique et genres littéraires - Stilistica e generi letterari - Stylistics and literary genre

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Description: Le manque d’originalité tant reproché aux oeuvres de Cicéron ne doit pas masquer son art et ses jaillissements. [PhR] - Abstract: This chapter argues that Cicero, so immediately recognizable as a human being, has carried the burden of unreasonable expectations. It evokes, with firmness and sympathy, the pressures on a power-holder who must make political judgements without time for philosophical reflection. Cicero is not a philosopher or even an intellectual in politics: he is an intellectual politician, a man of letters -3 index
Author initials: Yavetz 2002