De Oratore, Book III

De Oratore Book III Cicero s De Oratore is one of the masterpieces of Latin prose A literary dialogue in the Greek tradition it was written in BCE in the midst of political turmoil at Rome but reports a discussion c

  • Title: De Oratore, Book III
  • Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero David Mankin
  • ISBN: 9780521596572
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cicero s De Oratore is one of the masterpieces of Latin prose A literary dialogue in the Greek tradition, it was written in 55 BCE in the midst of political turmoil at Rome, but reports a discussion concerning the ideal orator that supposedly took place in 90 BCE, just before an earlier crisis Cicero features eminent orators and statesmen of the past as participants iCicero s De Oratore is one of the masterpieces of Latin prose A literary dialogue in the Greek tradition, it was written in 55 BCE in the midst of political turmoil at Rome, but reports a discussion concerning the ideal orator that supposedly took place in 90 BCE, just before an earlier crisis Cicero features eminent orators and statesmen of the past as participants in this discussion, presenting competing views on many topics This edition of Book III is the first since 1893 to provide a Latin text and full introduction and commentary in English It is intended to help advanced students and others interested in Roman literature to comprehend the grammar and appreciate the stylistic nuances of Cicero s Latin, to trace the historical, literary, and theoretical background of the topics addressed, and to interpret Book III in relation to the rest of De Oratore and to Cicero s other works.

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