Brill's Companion to the Reception of Cicero

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Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Cicero is a collection of essays by an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars that situates Cicero in the context of his use and abuse from antiquity to the present, and is intended to provide readers with several good reasons to return to the study of Cicero's writings with greater interest and respect.

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Preliminary Material
Pages: i–xiii
Petrarch and Cicero
Adulation and Critical Distance
Pages: 17–38
4 Conyers Middleton’s Cicero
Enlightenment, Scholarship, and Polemic
Pages: 93–123
6 Cicero’s Quarrels
Reception and Modernity from Horace to Tacitus
Pages: 144–171
7 Cicero Reads Derrida Reading Cicero
A Politics and a Friendship to Come
Pages: 173–197
8 Ancient Texts, Contemporary Stakes
J. Carcopino as Reader of Cicero’s Letters
Pages: 198–212
9 Cicero and the Fourth Triumvirate
Gruen, Syme, and Strasburger
Pages: 213–246
10 Damaged Go(o)ds
Cicero’s Theological Triad in the Wake of German Historicism
Pages: 247–280
11 Roman Plato or Roman Demosthenes?
The Bifurcation of Cicero in Ancient Scholarship
Pages: 281–306
14 Following Their Own Genius
Debates on Ciceronianism in 16th-Century Italy
Pages: 357–376
Select Bibliography
Pages: 377–379
Index Locorum
Pages: 380–383
General Index
Pages: 384–402
William H.F. Altman, Ph.D. (2010), Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, is a philosopher and independent scholar working primarily on Plato and Cicero. In addition to Plato the Teacher: The Crisis of the Republic (Lexington, 2012), he is the author of monographs on Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Leo Strauss.

Contributors are: William H. F. Altman, Elisabeth Begemann, Caroline Bishop, JoAnn DellaNeva, Alex Dressler, Kathy Eden, Robert G. Ingram, Gábor Kendeffy, Carlos Lévy, Martin McLaughlin, Paul Allen Miller, Carl J. Richard, Matthew Joel Sharpe and John Oastler Ward.
Contents
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
William H. F. Altman

Part 1 - Imitation or Criticism?
1 Petrarch and Cicero: Adulation and Critical Distance
Martin McLaughlin
2 Cicero’s Portion of Montaigne’s Acclaim
Kathy Eden
3 Lactantius as Christian Cicero, Cicero as Shadow-like Instructor
Gábor Kendeffy

Part 2 - The Politics of Reception
4 Conyers Middleton’s Cicero: Enlightenment, Scholarship, and Polemic
Robert G. Ingram
5 Cicero and the American Founders
Carl J. Richard
6 Cicero’s Quarrels: Reception and Modernity from Horace to Tacitus
Alex Dressler
Part 3 - Two French Receptions
7 Cicero Reads Derrida Reading Cicero: A Politics and a Friendship to Come
Paul Allen Miller
8 Ancient Texts, Contemporary Stakes: J. Carcopino as Reader of Cicero’s Letters
Carlos Lévy

Part 4 - German Reception and Its Influence
9 Cicero and the Fourth Triumvirate: Gruen, Syme, and Strasburger
William H. F. Altman
10 Damaged Go(o)ds: Cicero’s Theological Triad in the Wake of German Historicism
Elisabeth Begemann

Part 5 - Cicero Divided
11 Roman Plato or Roman Demosthenes? The Bifurcation of Cicero in Ancient Scholarship
Caroline Bishop
12 What the Middle Ages Missed of Cicero, and Why
John O. Ward

Part 6 - Cicero Restored
13 Cicero, Voltaire, and the Philosophes in the French Enlightenment
Matthew Sharpe
14 Following Their Own Genius: Debates on Ciceronianism in 16th-Century Italy
JoAnn DellaNeva

Select Bibliography
Index Locorum
General Index
This collection will be of interest to all students of the Classics with an interest in Cicero, Ancient Philosophy, or Roman History.
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