Cicero and the Historia Augusta
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Munera ; 51
InZinsli, S.C.; Martin, G. (ed.), Historiae Augustae. XIV Colloquium Turicense. Atti dei convegni sulla Historia Augusta, pp. 39-55
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Zinsli, S.C.; Martin, G. (ed.), Historiae Augustae. XIV Colloquium Turicense. Atti dei convegni sulla Historia Augusta
SubjectMunera; Europe in a Changing World; The Ancient World
In this chapter, the presence and use of Cicero' philosophical, rhetorical and letter writing is traced in several works (classical-style as well as Christian) are traced, in the Historica Augusta in particular. It is concluded that Cicero was very often used as a source and a model for literary composition, with an emphasis on his philosophical writings, De officiis and De republica in particular.
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