Book — 1 online resource (viii, 281 pages). Digital: data file.
Preface and Acknowledgements
Chapter One: Differences of Genre
Official Documents (and Historiography)
An Interim Balance
Chapter Two: Nuances of Style Within Individual Works
Chapter Three: Chronological Development of Style
Excursus: Change of Sentence Length.
Chapter Four: Consistency in Cicero's Style
Traditions: Greek and Roman
Cicero's Style in the Context of his Age: Cicero's and Caesar's Purism
Widening the Range of Expression
The Art of Artlessness: Consistency in Cicero's Style
Influence: Some Glimpses
Conclusion: Cicero and Literary Latin
Chapter Five: Style and Context in the Orations: Selected Analytic Studies
Prooemium I: The De Marcello: Epideictic, Political, and Discourse
Prooemium II: The Pro Rege Deiotaro: Rhetorical Theory and Oratorical Practice.
Narratio versus Prooemium: The Pro Milone: Levels of Style
Digressio versus Prooemium: The Pro Archia: The Relevance of an Excursus
Peroratio: The Verrine Orations: Cicero and the Gods of Sicily
Epilogue: The De Oratore: Cicero and the Culture of Speech
This comprehensive study of Cicero's style discusses differences of literary genres (Ch.1), nuances of style within individual works (Ch.2), and chronological development (Ch.3), followed by an account of fixed elements typical of Cicero's diction (Ch.4). Finally, selected interpretative studies demonstrate the relationship of style and context in the orations, with special regard to literary form and political or moral content (Ch.5). The book concludes with an Epilogue on the De oratore and the culture of speech. Contrary to inveterate prejudices, Cicero does not confine himself to a single (so-called `Ciceronian') style, but consciously and ably employs the full register of styles. The author points out in what respects a study of his style might be rewarding even today. (source: Nielsen Book Data)