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Trials of CharacterThe Eloquence of Ciceronian Ethos$
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James M. May

Print publication date: 1988

Print ISBN-13: 9780807817599

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469616322.001.0001

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The Post Reditum Speeches

The Post Reditum Speeches

The Search for a New Persona and the Struggle for Dignitas

(p.88) IV The Post Reditum Speeches
Trials of Character

James M. May

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter describes the speeches of Cicero after returning from exile in Greece. After his return, he tried to rebuild his lost persona. His speeches during this period appeared apologetic in his political deliberations and in the defence of his clients. Having some doubts about his own status in the Roman state, Cicero developed recurring themes that justified his past actions and put him in a better light. His speeches at this time showed character and artistic manipulation as important weapons in oratorical discourse.

Keywords:   Cicero, Roman state, public persona, artistic manipulation

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