Messalla Corvinus : Augustan Orator, Ciceronian Statesman

Autore: Kenty, Joanna
Titolo: Messalla Corvinus : Augustan Orator, Ciceronian Statesman
Rivista/Miscellanea: Rhetorica 35, no 4
Anno edizione: 2017
Pagine: 445–474
Parole chiave: Éloquence - Eloquenza - Eloquence, Héritage - Fortuna - Legacy
Descrizione: Messalla Corvinus, celebrated as one of the greatest orators of the generation after Cicero, offers an ideal case study for political life in the triumviral period and early principate. His distinctive style is reminiscent of what Cicero described as the middle style, exemplified by Marcus Calidius and Cicero's Pro Lege Manilia and Pro Marcello. This style complemented his mild, accomodationist political persona, evident especially in his support of Augustus and his rejection of the office of urban prefect, in a synergistic fusion of style and ethos. [Author]
Sigla autore: Kenty 2017