O espectaculo da vida humana em Cato Maior de senectute

Auteur: Tardin Cardoso, Isabella
Titre: O espectaculo da vida humana em Cato Maior de senectute
Revue/Collection: Nuntius antiquus
Lieu èdition: Belo Horizonte
Annèe edition: 2010
Pages: 41-66
Mots-clès: Philosophie - Filosofia - Philosophy, Rhétorique - Retorica - Rhetorics, Stylistique et genres littéraires - Stilistica e generi letterari - Stylistics and literary genre
Description: The dialogue Cato Maior (De senectute) is often considered the Ciceronian text in which the topos of the “theatre of life” (theatrum mundi) is explicitly revealed most frequently (five of the eight times in which it appears in all of the works of this author). Little attention, however, has been given to the effects of this topos on the dialog itself. It has been treated as a mere embellishment (ornatus), e.g. a resource used occasionally to appeal to more popular tastes. However, this article intends, firstly, to show that the theatrum mundi is an integral part of this philosophical dialogue; secondly, to provide a reflection on the theatricalization of the Cato Maior, suggesting philosophical effects arising from the use of the topos. [Abstract]
Liens: http://www.tulliana.eu/documenti/Tardin_Cardoso_2010.pdf
Sigle auteur: Tardin Cardoso 2010