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9Cicero als Redner

Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 BCE) as orator. It surveys the number and types of speeches he delivered throughout his career as a public speaker (81–43 BCE), their distribution and their historical and procedural contexts. The relationship between delivered and published versions is discussed as well as possible reasons for writing up speeches; it is asked what can be recovered of the original performance situations. A number of rhetorical strategies and stylistic forms are indicated by paradigmatic examples. Cicero’s relationship to his contemporaries and the link between his oratory and his public career are being considered; the role of Cicero’s personality in ...

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