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Power and Persuasion in Cicero's Philosophy


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Introduction Nathan Gilbert, Margaret Graver and Sean McConnell; Part I. Techniques and Tactics of Ciceronian Philosophy: 1. Cicero on rhetoric and dialectic Raphael Woolf; 2. Cicero's Platonic dialogues James E. G. Zetzel; 3. Mos dialogorum: scepticism and fiction in Cicero's Academica Georgina White; 4. Nos in diem vivimus: Cicero's approach in the Tusculan Disputations Geert Roskam; 5. Cicero the philosopher at work: the genesis and execution of de officiis 3 Nathan Gilbert; Part II. Political Philosophy and Ethics: 6. Luris consensu revisited Malcolm Schofield; 7. The psychology of honor in Cicero's De re publica Margaret Graver; 8. Cicero on the justice of war Jed W. Atkins; 9. Towards a definition of sapientia: philosophy in Cicero's Pro Marcello Katherina Volk; 10. Old men in Cicero's political philosophy Sean McConnell; Bibliography.

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Explores Cicero's thought on a range of issues including political leadership, persuasive rhetoric, and the right use of power.

About the Author

NATHAN GILBERT is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at University of Durham. MARGARET GRAVER is Aaron Lawrence Professor of Classics at Dartmouth College and the author of Seneca: The Literary Philosopher, forthcoming 2023 from Cambridge University Press. Her other publications include Cicero on the Emotions: Tusculan Disputations 3 and 4 (2002); Stoicism and Emotion (2007); and, with A. A. Long, a complete annotated translation of Seneca's Letters on Ethics. SEAN McCONNELL is an Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Otago. He is the author of Philosophical Life in Cicero's Letters (Cambridge, 2014).

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