Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Elaine Fantham

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263158

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263158.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 20 November 2019

Constructing the Dialogue: The Challenge of Plato

Constructing the Dialogue: The Challenge of Plato

Chapter:
(p.49) 3 Constructing the Dialogue: The Challenge of Plato
Source:
The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore
Author(s):

Elaine Fantham

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263158.003.0003

This chapter focuses on Cicero's choice of Plato as a formal, literary model, in particular Plato's Republic, a dialogue concerned not with rhetoric but with the state and the education of the wise statesman. The form of Plato's dialogues, both in their dramatic setting and their conversational style, which won Cicero's admiration, their argument and their mode of argument, was alien to his beliefs as a committed statesman as it would be to the decorum of Roman society.

Keywords:   Plato, Republic, Cicero, Gorgias, Socrates

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .