“Was there any basis for an optimistic view of Rome in Livy and Ovid?”

Livy and Ovid in case you don’t know are Poets and historians. And they both wrote books pertaining to the foundation of Rome, they are both different. Livy’s book is less detailed as Ovid’s book is not. And Ovid’s book contains religion, gods, or some higher power, where Livy’s book doesn't have a “god” or … Continue reading “Was there any basis for an optimistic view of Rome in Livy and Ovid?”

“How Important was the rhetorical Context of Cicero’s orations: his listeners’ fear of Catiline’s conspiracy and army?”

  Cicero gave a total of 4 orations in regard to Catiline. And had there not been any rhetoric in his speeches he would have not succeeded in the way he did. It was so important to get his listeners to fear Catiline and his army. To show how this was important let me summarize … Continue reading “How Important was the rhetorical Context of Cicero’s orations: his listeners’ fear of Catiline’s conspiracy and army?”

“If you had been Catiline, what would you have said to undermine Cicero’s case?”

If you just read that title you're probably wondering “Whose Catiline?”and “Whose Cicero?” Well just hold your horses and let me answer your questions one at a time. Let me tell you about Cicero first. Cicero was a master of rhetoric, and with that mastery he shaped western rhetoric. He is famous for his speech … Continue reading “If you had been Catiline, what would you have said to undermine Cicero’s case?”

How does the view of ethical cause and effect in Works and Days compare with the furies’ view in The Eumenides?”

  Works and days and Eumenides are both part of greek literature. Works and Days was written by the poet Hesiod. And Eumenides is part of a series of 3 plays, called Oresteia, it was written by Athenian playwright Aeschylus. Let me give you some background on both stories and then we can contrast them. … Continue reading How does the view of ethical cause and effect in Works and Days compare with the furies’ view in The Eumenides?”