“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?”

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“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?”