Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Cicero's Role ModelsThe Political Strategy of a Newcomer$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Henriette van der Blom

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199582938

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.001.0001

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: 15 November 2019

Cicero's background and education

Cicero's background and education

Chapter:
(p.29) 3 Cicero's background and education
Source:
Cicero's Role Models
Author(s):

Henriette van der Blom

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0004

This chapter outlines the features of Cicero's background, upbringing, education, and early career which are necessary for understanding his later references to his role models. A particular focus is the people surrounding Cicero, whom he presented as models later in life, for example L. Licinius Crassus, M. Antonius, and the Scaevolae. Attention is also given to the broad‐ranging education he received as it formed the basis for his main means to political power, his oratory, and because he was to present it as exemplary in his later treatises. This discussion will provide the basis for later chapters, which argue that Cicero's transformation of his own experience into an example for emulation formed part of his rhetoric throughout his works and career.

Keywords:   Cicero's background, Cicero's education, Cicero's early career, role model, Crassus, Antonius, Scaevola

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 .