Download PDF by Matthew Fox: Cicero's Philosophy of History

By Matthew Fox

ISBN-10: 0199211922

ISBN-13: 9780199211920

Cicero has lengthy been visible to include the values of the Roman republic. This provocative learn of Cicero's use of background finds that instead of selling his personal values, Cicero makes use of ancient illustration to discover the problems of discovering any ideological coherence in Rome's political or cultural traditions. Matthew Fox seems to the scepticism of Cicero's philosophical schooling for an knowing of his point of view on Rome's heritage, and argues that overlook of the sceptical culture has remodeled the doubting, ambiguous Cicero into the convinced proponent of Roman values. via shut analyzing of more than a few his theoretical works, Fox uncovers an ironic perspective in the direction of Roman historical past, and connects that to using irony in mainstream Latin historians. He concludes with a learn of a little-known treatise on Cicero from the early eighteenth century which sheds significant gentle at the historical past of Cicero's reception.

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