The Afterlife of Cicero

Edited by G Manuwald

Cicero was one
of the most prolific and productive figures from ancient Rome, active as both a
politician and a writer. As yet however modern scholarship does not do justice
to the sheer range of his later influence. This volume publishes papers from a conference
which aimed to enlarge the basis for the study of Cicero’s reception, by
examining in detail new aspects of its variety. The conference was held in May
2015, and was jointly organized by the Institute of Classical Studies, the
Warburg Institute, and the Department of Greek and Latin at University College


The book
presents twelve case studies on the reception of ‘Cicero the writer’ and
‘Cicero the man’, ranging from thirteenth-century Italy to nineteenth-century
England, including colonial Latin America. Scholars from different disciplinary
backgrounds discuss artistic and literary responses to Cicero as well as his
exploitation in philosophical and political debates. Taken together, these
studies illustrate how the special characteristics of the historical Cicero
colour his reception: his afterlife is one of the most varied and wide-ranging
of any classical author.

Published date: 
15 June 2017

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