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The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore$
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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

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Oratory and Literature: The Spoken and the Written Word

Oratory and Literature: The Spoken and the Written Word

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(p.131) 6 Oratory and Literature: The Spoken and the Written Word
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The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore
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Elaine Fantham

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263158.003.0006

This chapter focuses on the extent to which Cicero is concerned with non-rhetorical literature in the second and third books of De Oratore. It considers the relationship of this dialogue to the traditional rhetorical treatise. It then discusses Antonius' conception of the orator's generic range, and the uses of poetry and history.

Keywords:   Cicero, prose, De Oratore, non-rhetorical literature, rhetorical treaties, Antonius, orator

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