The rhetoric of Ciceros In Verrem

Author: Frazel, Thomas Dooley
Title: The rhetoric of Ciceros In Verrem
Place edition: Gottingen
Editor: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Year edition: 2009
Pages: 262
Keywords: Commentaires - Commenti - Commentaries, Éloquence - Eloquenza - Eloquence, Rhétorique - Retorica - Rhetorics
Description: In light of Cicero’s claim in Brutus, Frazel shows that Greek rhetorical practice, not simply the « Arts of Rhetoric », did indeed contribute to the composition of Cicero’s In Verrem. Frazel argues that Cicero used the progymnasmata to structure the oration and to depict Verres as a temple robber and a tyrant. The book explores the cultural implications of these choices.
Author initials: Frazel 2009