Xavier Espluga - Cicero. Speeches. An overview
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Cicero. Speeches. An overview
Since Roman times Cicero – a source for purity of the Latin language and a milestone in the Roman intellectual history1 – has been widely read, studied, praised, criticized and imitated. Scholars – then as now – have edited and commented profusely on Cicero, both for didactic and scholarly purposes2. Their activity led to the existence of many different editions of which very little has survived. Certainly, many indirect quotations of Cicero’s speeches – signs of the utilization of Cicero’s text, mainly by grammarians3 – are at our disposal. Some ancient documents – scrolls or codices either in parchment or papyrus – have survived. Still, this considerable documentation is just a tiny fragment of a building once rich, various and diverse.
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