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Brill's Companion to the Reception of Cicero (William H F Altman) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2015) 9789004235267
Brill's Companion to the Reception of Cicero (William H F Altman) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2015) 9789004235267
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Title: Brill's Companion to the Reception of Cicero

Author: Altman, William H F

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2015

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004235267

Volumes: 1; Pages: 416

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Brill's Companion to the Reception of Cicero is a collection of essays by an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars that situates Cicero in the context of his use and abuse from antiquity to the present, and is intended to provide readers with several good reasons to return to the study of Cicero's writings with greater interest and respect.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors


William H. F. Altman

Part 1 - Imitation or Criticism?

1 Petrarch and Cicero: Adulation and Critical Distance, Martin McLaughlin

2 Cicero's Portion of Montaigne's Acclaim, Kathy Eden

3 Lactantius as Christian Cicero, Cicero as Shadow-like Instructor, Gabor Kendeffy

Part 2 - The Politics of Reception

4 Conyers Middleton's Cicero: Enlightenment, Scholarship, and Polemic, Robert G. Ingram

5 Cicero and the American Founders, Carl J. Richard

6 Cicero's Quarrels: Reception and Modernity from Horace to Tacitus, Alex Dressler

Part 3 - Two French Receptions

7 Cicero Reads Derrida Reading Cicero: A Politics and a Friendship to Come, Paul Allen Miller

8 Ancient Texts, Contemporary Stakes: J. Carcopino as Reader of Cicero's Letters, Carlos Levy

Part 4 - German Reception and Its Influence

9 Cicero and the Fourth Triumvirate: Gruen, Syme, and Strasburger, William H. F. Altman

10 Damaged Go(o)ds: Cicero's Theological Triad in the Wake of German Historicism, Elisabeth Begemann

Part 5 - Cicero Divided

11 Roman Plato or Roman Demosthenes? The Bifurcation of Cicero in Ancient Scholarship, Caroline Bishop

12 What the Middle Ages Missed of Cicero, and Why, John O. Ward

Part 6 - Cicero Restored

13 Cicero, Voltaire, and the Philosophes in the French Enlightenment, Matthew Sharpe

14 Following Their Own Genius: Debates on Ciceronianism in 16th-Century Italy, JoAnn DellaNeva

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