Cicero’s Style: A Synopsis Followed by Selected Analytic Studies

Author: Albrecht, Michael von
Title: Cicero’s Style: A Synopsis Followed by Selected Analytic Studies
Review/Collection: "Mnemosyne Suppl.", 245
Place edition: Leiden
Editor: Brill
Year edition: 2003
Pages: X, 281
Keywords: Stylistique et genres littéraires - Stilistica e generi letterari - Stylistics and literary genre

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Description: [Abstract] This study of Cicero’s style discusses differences of literary genres, nuances of style within individual works, and chronological development, followed by an account of fixed elements typical of Cicero’s diction. Finally, selected interpretative studies demonstrate the relationship of style and context in the orations, with special regard to literary form and political or moral content. The book concludes with an Epilogue on the "De oratore" and the culture of speech, contrary to inveterate prejudices, Cicero does not confine himself to a single (so-called "Ciceronian") style, but consciously and ably employs the full register of styles. The author points out in what respects a study of his style might be rewarding even today.
Author initials: Albrecht 2003