Cicero and historicism: controversies in Cicero’s reception in the eighteenth century

Fox, M. (2016) Cicero and historicism: controversies in Cicero’s reception in the eighteenth century. In: Manuwald, G. (ed.) The Afterlife of Cicero. Series: Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies supplement (135). Institute of Classical Studies: London, pp. 144-161. ISBN 9781905670642

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The chapter explores readings of Cicero in eighteenth century scholarship as a means to charting the development of the academic discipline of history. It examines a range of little known scholarship on Cicero, ranging from the end of the 17th to the start of the 19th centuries, and looks at the way in which it expresses different ideas of historical difference, and different ideas of the role of critic in using Cicero to understand the Roman republic. It also deals with changing attitudes to Cicero's philosophy, both as a source for theological debate, and as a reference point for philosophical method.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Cicero, historicism, Jeremiah Markland, Henry Dodwell, Christoph August Heumann, Christoph Meiners.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fox, Professor Matthew
Authors: Fox, M.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Classics
Publisher:Institute of Classical Studies
Copyright Holders:Institute of Classical Studies, University of London

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