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Cicero, Rhetoric, and Empire (C E W Steel) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2002) 9780199248476
Cicero, Rhetoric, and Empire (C E W Steel) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2002) 9780199248476
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Title: Cicero, Rhetoric, and Empire

Author: Steel, C E W

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2002

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199248476

Volumes: 1; Pages: 250

List Price in Cloth: $135.00 Our price: $106.99

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This study of Cicero's political oratory and Roman imperialism in the late Republic offers new readings of neglected speeches. C.E. W. Steel examines the role and capacities of political oratory and puts Cicero's attitude to empire, with its limitations and weaknesses, in the context of wider debates among his contemporaries on the problems of empire.Table of ContentsIntroduction1. Romans in the provinces: power, autonomy, and identity2. How to become a Roman: the cases of Archias and Balbus3. Controlling the uncontrollable: Cicero and the generals4. Portrait of the orator as a great man: Cicero on Cicero5. Imperial contextsEpilogue: the limits of oratory
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