Invective and provincial government: Cicero and his predecessors

Steel, C. (2023) Invective and provincial government: Cicero and his predecessors. In: Geitner, P., Pausch, D., Schwameis, C. and Wierzcholowski, R. (eds.) Ciceronian Invectives: Emotions, Configurations, and Reactions. Series: Emotions in antiquity. Mohr Siebeck: Tubingen, pp. 61-75. ISBN 9783161610356

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Extensive invective against individuals relating to their conduct in Rome’s provinces is found in Cicero’s speeches. Earlier oratorical material on this topic can be identified or hypothesised; but its interpretation is made difficult by the location and context in which it is preserved. Attention to the reception of this invective in Livy and in Cicero underscores the extent to which provincial government was a topic of evolving concern throughout the Late Republic and early Principate, which in turn shaped the account of earlier oratory that we find in these writers.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Steel, Professor Catherine
Authors: Steel, C.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Classics
Publisher:Mohr Siebeck

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
165989The Fragments of Republican Roman OratoryCatherine SteelEuropean Research Council (ERC)Steel, Prof CatherineArts - Classics