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Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic

Caroline Bishop

Abstract

The Roman statesman, orator, and author Marcus Tullius Cicero is the embodiment of a classic. His works have been read continuously from antiquity to the present, his style is considered the model for classical Latin, and he deeply influenced Western ideas on the value of humanistic pursuits and the liberal arts. In Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic, Caroline Bishop demonstrates that no one is more responsible for Cicero’s transformation into a classic than Cicero himself, and that in his literary works he laid the groundwork for the ways that he is still remembered tod ... More

Keywords: Cicero, Aratus, Plato, Demosthenes, Aristotle, ancient letter collections, classicism, canonization, classical reception, ancient scholarship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198829423
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198829423.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caroline Bishop, author
Assistant Professor of Classics, Texas Tech University