Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Winterbottom, Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi, and Giuseppe Russo

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198836056

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198836056.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 19 October 2021

Cicero and the Middle Style

Cicero and the Middle Style

Chapter:
(p.161) 11 Cicero and the Middle Style*
Source:
Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation
Author(s):

Michael Winterbottom

, Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi, Giuseppe Russo
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198836056.003.0011

This paper originated as a contribution to a colloquium in Cambridge in honour of C. O. Brink (1987); it was published in a shorter form in 1989. It explores certain problems raised by the Orator. Cicero there passes from one picture of the Middle Style, as a colourless style in between the Grand and the Plain, to something quite different, bright and ornamented like the ‘sophistic’ epideictic that Cicero has earlier rejected but now allows to play an important role in forensic oratory. The paper argues that Cicero makes this shift in order to give his own varied oratory a place in his theoretical model.

Keywords:   Cicero, The three styles, Middle Style, epideictic, Sophists

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .