” De domo sua ” : legal problem and structure

Autore: Stroh, Wilfried
Titolo: ” De domo sua ” : legal problem and structure
Rivista/Miscellanea: in: Cicero the advocate / ed. by Jonathan G. F. Powell and Jeremy Paterson, X, 448
Luogo edizione: Oxford & New York
Editore: Oxford University Pr.
Anno edizione: 2004
Pagine: 313-370
Parole chiave: Droit - Diritto - Law, Éloquence - Eloquenza - Eloquence

Corbeill, “American Journal of Philology”, 2006, 127, (1), 144-149 – May, “Classical Review”, 2006, NS, 56, (1), 98-100

Descrizione: On September 29, 57 BC, Cicero won his reinstatement into his house and grounds which had in part been dedicated to the gods by P. Clodius Pulcher. Cicero himself regarded the forensic speech delivered on that day, De domo sua, as an outstanding example of his own passionately inspired ‘power of eloquence’. This chapter argues that Cicero was right to place a high value on his speech, because he was conscious of the embarrassing difficulty with which he had had to struggle with regards to the legal dispute he faced involving his house. Though his deadly enemy P. Clodius Pulcher had performed the dedication in question with definitely spiteful intent, still it was performed in a legally correct, binding, and, according to Roman conceptions, irreversible manner. Thus, Cicero certainly had good reason to divert attention from the salient point through irrelevant polemics, and to mobilise the full power of his emotions on his own behalf to turn the trial in his favor. [Author]  [Powell & Paterson 2004]
Sigla autore: Stroh 2004