Cicero as Orator

Author: Craig, Christopher P.
Title: Cicero as Orator
Review/Collection: In : Dominik, William & Hall, Jon (ed.), A Companion to Roman Rhetoric, Oxford/Malden/Carlton, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2007, 528 p. [Dominik & Hall 2007]
Year edition: 2007
Pages: 264-284
Keywords: Éloquence - Eloquenza - Eloquence, Rhétorique - Retorica - Rhetorics
Description: This chapter will present an overview of Cicero’s speeches through a brief look at several individual works. We will comment only sparingly upon the development of Cicero’s styles, and not at all on the rich but technical topic of Cicero’s prose rhythms. Some orations will be treated more fully, others noted for specific traits that they embody. But before considering individual speeches, it will be useful to emphasize the first origins and primary purposes of the texts we have. [Author]
Author initials: Craig 2007