Making a New Man: Ciceronian Self-Fashioning in the Rhetorical Works by John Dugan

Making a New Man: Ciceronian Self-Fashioning in the Rhetorical Works

byJohn Dugan

Hardcover | March 15, 2005

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In Making a New Man John Dugan investigates how Cicero (106-43 BCE) uses his major treatises on rhetorical theory (De oratore, Brutus, and Orator) in order to construct himself as a new entity within Roman cultural life: a leader who based his authority upon intellectual, oratorical, andliterary accomplishments instead of the traditional avenues for prestige such as a distinguished familial pedigree or political or military feats. Eschewing conventional Roman notions of manliness, Cicero constructed a distinctly aesthetized identity that flirts with the questionable domains of thetheatre and the feminine, and thus fashioned himself as a `new man'.

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John Dugan is Assistant Professor in the Classics Department, State University of New York at Buffalo.
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Title:Making a New Man: Ciceronian Self-Fashioning in the Rhetorical WorksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.03 inPublished:March 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Epideixis, Textuality, and Self-Fashioning in the Pro Archia and In Pisonem2. Fashioning the Ideal Orator: Theatricality and Transgressive Aesthetics in the De oratore1. `Writing' the Ideal Orator2. Julius Caesar Strabo and Cicero's Self-Fashioning through Transgressive Aesthetics3. Body and Style: Putting the Ideal Orator Together3. The Brutus: Cicero's `Rhetorical' History4. Caesarian Intertexts5. History, Irony, and Autobiography in the Brutus6. Varieties of Virtus: Brutus in the Brutus4. The Orator: Fashioning a Ciceronian Sublime7. The Orator's Intellectual, Personal, and Political Contexts8. Style and the Self, Text and the Body9. Making Your Mark: Written Ingenium in the Brutus and the OratorConclusion. Cicero and Demosthenes in `Longinus': The Ciceronian Sublime