Cicero the Historian and Cicero the Antiquarian

  title={Cicero the Historian and Cicero the Antiquarian},
  author={Elizabeth Rawson},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  pages={33 - 45}
  • E. Rawson
  • Published 1 November 1972
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
Cicero's views on history and historians, and his general conceptions of the past, have received a good deal of attention—some, most recently, in Rambaud's short book Cicéron et l' Histoire Romaine; but his historical practice has had less consideration. True, practically every passage in which he refers to an event of the past has been somewhere thoroughly elucidated, and the sources to which he turned in any particular work have been investigated by a crowd of commentators. But the general… 

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2), who thought fonte biografico e storico-letterario ', Atti del I Posidonius inspired Cicero's whole idea of historio-Congresso Internazionale di Studi Ciceroniani 1 graphy

    Cicero may have used Posidonius' history for 74 Brutus 57

    • esp. col. 824. 73 ib. XIII

    HI, 54. so Inst. Or. x, i

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