Ciceros Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Hardcover | August 31, 2010

byHenriette van der Blom

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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 - andin 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.

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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 - andin turn presented himself as a role model to ...

Henriette van der Blom is a Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:420 pagesPublished:August 31, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199582939

ISBN - 13:9780199582938

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. 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