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Contents Introduction: Rhetoric and political thought Chapter 1 Founding the state of speech Politics in public Ideology and power Expressions of traditional authority The rhetoric of equality The rationalized republic Chapter 2 Naturalized citizens The nature of republics Introducing the problem: The Ciceronian preface Roman nature triumphant Hybridity Chapter 3 The body politic The problem with philosophers The corporeal citizen An ideal theory of political communication An alternative history of the self Fragility Chapter 4 Virtue's passionate aesthetics The republic of passions Decorum: Enactment of civic love Catullus' republican rhetoric Oratory and liberty, self-control and consent Falling in love with the law Chapter 5 Republican theater Being and seeming Playing the orator The civic stage Women and speech The best orator The terrors of collectivity Chapter 6 Imperial re-enactments Replay and parody Reading resistance in Augustan declamation Quintilian: republican education for autocracy Conclusion: The Ciceronian citizen in a global world Bibliography Index
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Cicero, Marcus Tullius -- Criticism and interpretation.
Cicero, Marcus Tullius -- Political and social views.
Rome -- Politics and government -- 265-30 B.C.
Latin language -- Rhetoric.
Political science -- Philosophy.