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Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer (Henriette van der Blom) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2010) 9780199582938
Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer (Henriette van der Blom) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2010) 9780199582938
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Title: Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Author: Blom, Henriette van der

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2010

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199582938

Volumes: 1; Pages: 420

List Price in Cloth: $150.00 Our price: $118.99

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This book is about the famous Roman orator and statesman Cicero and his rhetorical and political strategy as a newcomer in Roman republican politics. Henriette van der Blom argues that Cicero advertised himself as a follower of chosen models of behaviour from the past--his role models--and in turn presented himself as a role model to others. This new angle provides fresh insights into the political and literary career of one of the best-known Romans, and into the political discourse of the late Roman Republic. Table of ContentsIntroduction1. Mos, maiores, and historical exempla in Roman culture and society2. Mos, maiores, and historical exempla in CiceroI. Cicero, the homo novus3. Cicero's background and education4. Nobilis and homo novusII. Cicero's use of historical exempla5. Definitions of historical exempla and personal exemplum6. The nature and functions of historical exemplaIII. Cicero's role models7. Cicero's alternative claims to ancestry8. Cicero's use of personal exemplaIV. Cicero as exemplum9. Cicero's roles as exemplum10. An exemplum and teacher to the younger generation11. A family exemplumConclusion
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