By Sophie Aubert-Baillot, Charles Guerin
Rédigé par Cicéron en forty six av. J.-C., le Brutus se présente comme une histoire de l’éloquence romaine depuis ses origines et ses resources grecques jusqu’à l’époque de sa rédaction, mais entend surtout répondre aux défis institutionnels et intellectuels qu’a fait naître l. a. dictature de César. Le traité autorise ainsi des lectures très diverses, qui sont souvent restées isolées les unes des autres.
À travers une approche pluridisciplinaire rassemblant des contributeurs de spécialités diverses, cet ouvrage cherche à rendre compte de l. a. réflexion cicéronienne dans toute sa richesse en examinant les enjeux historiographiques, prosopographiques, rhétoriques, philosophiques et politiques du traité. Il suggest une réflexion synthétique et originale sur ce texte majeur, essentiel à l. a. compréhension de los angeles République tardive.
Cicero’s discussion Brutus deals a historical past of Roman eloquence from its origins and Greek roots as much as the time of the work's composition (46 BC) within the past due Republic. It varieties a part of Cicero’s reaction to the political and highbrow adjustments led to by way of Caesar’s dictatorship and has as a result attracted huge scholarly cognizance from a couple of fields. even if, scholarly discourse has usually remained remoted. This quantity addresses the necessity to examine Cicero’s treatise from an interdisciplinary perspective and assembles contributions from students of historiography, prosopography, rhetoric, philosophy and politics. It therefore places ahead a coherent and real interpretation of Cicero’s Brutus that showcases the importance of this article for our figuring out of the ultimate years of the Roman Republic.
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Extra resources for Le Brutus de Cicéron: Rhétorique, Politique et Histoire Culturelle
Mais le groupe qu’ ils constituaient avait aussi sa hiérarchie puisqu’il faisait allusion aux principes patronorum78, ceux dont précisément l’assistance était la plus recherchée. C’était ainsi en effet que se définissaient les meilleurs, non pas par la qualité intrinsèque de leurs discours mais par leur efficacité. Cicéron ne perdait pas de vue que l’éloquence n’avait pas pour fonction d’ obtenir les louanges d’ un groupe de lettrés rompus aux règles de la rhétorique, mais de défendre des concitoyens en péril en forçant les sentences des juges.
Proximité de C. et H. 43 l’ autobiographie cicéronienne du brvtvs (§ 304–327) § Hortensius 324 Lex Pompeia de 52 : studium nostrum conticuit ; ad causas simillumas inter se uel potius easdem noui ueniebamus cotidie Cursus : début 10 ans avant la naissance de Brutus ; à 64 ans, défend Appius beau-père de B. Dicendi autem genus quod fuerit in utroque, orationes utriusque etiam posteris nostris indicabunt Témoin et partie prenante de ces affaires Asianisme d’ H. ; son succès auprès des jeunes et du peuple ; mais sans évolution : remanebat idem nec decebat idem ; son relâchement : exercitationem studiumque dimiserat Hoc tibi ille, Brute, minus fortasse placuit quam placuisset, si illum flagrantem studio et florentem facultate audire potuisses 325–327 Cicéron Brutus Naît 10 ans après le début de carrière d’ H.
28 david de la puissance de Rome, en faisant converger la série des statues des membres de sa famille avec celle des grands hommes de l’ histoire romaine, dont la rencontre légitimait son propre pouvoir47. La démarche que Cicéron adoptait dans la construction du Brutus s’ inscrivait donc dans un contexte bien établi de représentation de l’ Histoire de la cité. Lui-même, autant que l’état fragmentaire du dialogue permet de le savoir, l’avait déjà adopté dans le De republica dont l’ un des objectifs revenait à définir l’homme d’État idéal.