Cicero and the Mirage of the Tirocinium Fori

Auteur: White, Peter
Titre: Cicero and the Mirage of the Tirocinium Fori
Revue/Collection: American Journal of Philology, 144, 2
Annèe edition: 2023
Pages: 221-250
Mots-clès: Éloquence - Eloquenza - Eloquence, Histoire - Storia - History
Description: Assumptions about the tirocinium fori are based on claims by Joachim Marquardt that it was a form of training for young elite Romans at about the age of 16, that it lasted for one year, and that it consisted of mentorship by a distinguished elder. Though there is little evidence to support these claims, the theory of a tirocinium fori continues to influence discussions of oratory in the age of Cicero, where it gives a false picture of the process by which aspiring young orators made the transition from the school of rhetoric to practice in the courts [Author].
Sigle auteur: White 2023