L'imprescindibile paradigma ciceroniano" ["The essential Ciceronian
Whereas therefore in Cicero and Quintilian the terminal dichoree (inter arma) was preceded by a spondee (leges), in Jerome the final dichoree (arma leges) now follows another choree (inter): the resultant clausula was considered less good than the Ciceronian
and Quintilianic one (17).
flashed with the fire that burned in my veins ciceronian
The intention behind this translation exercise was to practice writing Ciceronian
Latin, and, while much of the content in Kennedy's speech is alien to Cicero's Rome, many of the ideas are not, and his style is undoubtedly Ciceronian
The second part of this article is a detailed analysis of the mentioned Ciceronian
loci, its position and inter-textual relationships within the work, with some remarks on the probable political and cultural aims of its author.
As Benes notes, even before the Renaissance, which was partially driven by the Ciceronian
classicism of Petrarch, there were "connections among authors, scholars, lawyers, notaries, merchants, and politicians as part of an educated elite that shared classicizing ideas and priorities" (10-11).
Mack shows how each tried to deal with a Ciceronian
approach to the arousing of the emotions, while remaining faithful to Aristotle's more logical approach to persuasion.
One of the most provocative and ingenious moves that a number of the essays in this volume make is to take that lack of a statement as a sign--a negative sign, to be sure--of Shakespeare's engagement with one of the more avant-garde trends in early modern political thought, the replacement of Ciceronian
humanism with its emphasis on virtue and the vita activa with a Tacitean sense of politics that emphasizes ambition, self-interest, and the inevitably corrupt nature of government.
Among the topics are oratory and the self-construction of the republican aristocrat, historical exempla as tools of praise and blame in Ciceronian
oratory, restraint and outbursts of orators in Roman contiones, invective identities in Pro Caelio, and the function of praise and blame in Philippics.
This might seem an unusual suggestion given our understanding that ideas on friendship at the time were dominated by the Ciceronian
ideal that championed similitude as true friendship's foundation.
As Maryks further acknowledges, it is his purpose in this book tenaciously to highlight "the crucial links between early-modern casuistry and ancient rhetoric (especially Ciceronian
)" and to underline the fact that the Jesuits came to base "their rhetoric and casuistry on the Ciceronian
AoIt was a clever, lawyerly, almost Ciceronian
performance in which Blair trotted out all the usual arguments and gave a display of his question-dodging skill.
Faulkner's question here is whether Washington is best understood as a Ciceronian
statesman of honorable ambition in the service of principle, or as a Baconian/Machiavellian statesman motivated by untrammeled desire for reputation and power.
Pugliese's analysis of manuscripts unveils how Castiglione grapples with the imitation of ancient models, moving toward a Ciceronian
type, adopts analogies of art and game to increase its ludic dimension, and revises the debate to create a smoothly moving conflictuality; instead of victorious versus defeated speakers and arguments he stages an ongoing, courtly, and ultimately open-ended "harmonious contrariness" (71).
Kathy Eden's "Petrarchan Hermeneutics and the Rediscovery of Intimacy" ends the volume with a penetrating discussion of how the Familiares both exemplify and oppose Hans-Georg Gadamer's conception of time as the supportive ground of understanding, preferring "to overcome" the challenge of distance through a Ciceronian
rhetoric and "ethics of intimacy" (244).