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Cicero's Role ModelsThe Political Strategy of a Newcomer$
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Henriette van der Blom

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199582938

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.001.0001

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(p.325) Conclusion
Cicero's Role Models

Henriette van der Blom

Oxford University Press

The Conclusion picks up and ties together the various strands in the analyses presented in the book. Cicero's choice of specific personal exempla is questioned to highlight individual concerns — literary, rhetorical, and political. The flexibility in the choice and employment of personal exempla in Cicero's use is emphasized, as are the strong fluctuations in his use of individual exempla over time. The Conclusion also discusses the striking combination of nobiles and homines novi presented as Cicero's personal exempla and the effect of such combinations on Cicero's overall credibility as a politician. Finally, Cicero's rhetoric is placed in the literary and political contexts of his own time and subsequent generations, including Augustus' Forum. In the end, Cicero achieved his aim of being remembered by posterity.

Keywords:   choice of personal exempla, flexibility in use, credibility, literary context, political context, contemporary context, future context, forum Augustum, Cato Maior, Sallust, reception

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