Il compromesso impossibile. Marco Celio fra vizi e virtù

Autore: Berno, Francesca Romana
Titolo: Il compromesso impossibile. Marco Celio fra vizi e virtù
Rivista/Miscellanea: "Lexis", 31
Luogo edizione: Amsterdam
Editore: Adolf M. Hakkert
Anno edizione: 2013
Pagine: 321-335
Parole chiave: Éloquence - Eloquenza - Eloquence, Prosopographie - Prosopografia - Prosopography, Stylistique et genres littéraires - Stilistica e generi letterari - Stylistics and literary genre
Descrizione: [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).
Sigla autore: Berno 2013