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?”
Weekly history essay Including ancient Liberty vs. modernliberty and Epicureanism. Ancient Liberty vs. moderns Liberty Liberty. When the word “Liberty” comes to mind, what do you think of? Take a few seconds and just think, and then come back. I thought of rights: the right to speak, have individuality, to be able to … Continue reading Weekly history essay
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?”
What was Spartan society like? Sparta was part of classical Greece. It was a famous city/state that was famous for it’s military and military aspect of life. Before I discuss the military aspect of life Sparta had let me tell you how they became to be such a military focused city/state. They subdued a neighboring … Continue reading What was Spartans society like?