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  1. John Cairns John Cairns says:

    This is exceptional You couldn't get a better book on oratory since by a master orator who's also a great writer and successfully fictionalises setting and characters to give agreeably what anybody wanting to become an orator would need to know The only caveat must be who would nowadays A few MPs but as Cicero points out oratory is appropriate to public meetings than a Senate It was no longer of much use when power lies with two or three men probably the reason he wrote it to write it out

  2. Mary Mary says:

    Bit of a cliffhanger for a philosophical treatice Honestly each time they have to retire after saying something like say Antonius why don't you tell me about this? I just want to girl scream and read the next book

  3. Ryan Denson Ryan Denson says:

    This volume contains the first two of the three books of Cicero’s De Oratore Despite being a fairly outdated translation 1942 it holds up uite well due to the highly technical nature of the subject matter There are only a few instances in which the editor makes uestionable or awkward choices for translating the original Latin text The content of De Oratore itself is very enjoyable too Cicero frames it in the style of a Socratic dialogue a format that works immensely well here Although it sounds incredibly boring to read the conversation of a bunch of ancient Roman lawyers discussing oratory it is actually uite a lively read There is plenty of advice that would be useful for modern public speaking such as intonation earning the audience’s favor appeals to emotions and how to arrange the material A lengthy discussion on the role of witticisms bons mots and other types of jests also helps remind us that public speaking does not always have to be such an overly staid affair This is an excellent read for anyone interested in the art of rhetoric and of how to form tenable argument It is a slow read at first with the most pertinent information being found in book two but it is certainly worth the time

  4. Zachary Rudolph Zachary Rudolph says:

    “By all means if they wish let the philosophers get on with discussing these matters in their own secluded corners to pass an idle hour All the same the man who will have to set forth with all the power and attractiveness he can muster the themes which these philosophers have been discoursing about in their tame and bloodless way is the orator”

  5. Stephen Stephen says:

    I wish I'd read this earlier in life like in high school It may have encouraged me to do public speaking Cicero's vision though is not merely of an entertainer Cicero's orator is a multi subject genius and the backbone of the Republic The closest modern idea might be certain idealistic portrayals of lawyers such as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird

  6. James James says:

    rhetoric at its most ideal

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De Oratore ❴PDF❵ ✐ De Oratore Author Marcus Tullius Cicero – Thomashillier.co.uk Cicero Marcus Tullius 106 43 BCE Roman lawyer orator politician and philosopher of whom we know than of any other Roman lived through the stirring era which saw the rise dictatorship and death of Juli Cicero Marcus Tullius BCE Roman lawyer orator politician and philosopher of whom we know than of any other Roman lived through the stirring era which saw the rise dictatorship and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic In his political speeches especially and in his correspondence we see the excitement tension and intrigue of politics and the part he played in the turmoil of the time Of about speeches delivered before the Roman people or the Senate if they were political before jurors if judicial survive a few of them incompletely In the fourteenth century Petrarch and other Italian humanists discovered manuscripts containing than letters of which than were written by Cicero and nearly by others to him These afford a revelation of the man all the striking because most were not written for publication Six rhetorical works survive and another in fragments Philosophical works include seven extant major compositions and a number of others; and some lost There is also poetry some original some as translations from the GreekThe Loeb Classical Library edition of Cicero is in twenty nine volumes.