Il compromesso impossibile. Marco Celio fra vizi e virtù

Auteur: Berno, Francesca Romana
Titre: Il compromesso impossibile. Marco Celio fra vizi e virtù
Revue/Collection: "Lexis", 31
Lieu èdition: Amsterdam
Éditeur: Adolf M. Hakkert
Annèe edition: 2013
Pages: 321-335
Mots-clès: Éloquence - Eloquenza - Eloquence, Prosopographie - Prosopografia - Prosopography, Stylistique et genres littéraires - Stilistica e generi letterari - Stylistics and literary genre
Description: [Berno, Francesca Romana] [Abstract] The Pro Caelio, with its digression about education, has generally been interpreted with attention to the teathrical pattern. In this paper I propose a new reading, linked to Catiline, with whom Caelius was involved, and to Cicero’s description of both. Caelius is presented as a young man once devoted to love affairs, but now completely absorbed by his poitical career, i.e. completely virtuous. Cicero sets in the past any possible vice of Caelius, and intentionally avoids the possibility to present him as a mix of vice and virtue: because this is Catiline’s condition, as Cicero describes him (§ 12).
Sigle auteur: Berno 2013