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Cicero's Topica : Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary - Tobias Reinhardt

Cicero's Topica

Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

By: Tobias Reinhardt (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th December 2006
ISBN: 9780199207718
Number Of Pages: 452

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Cicero's Topica is one of the canonical texts on ancient rhetorical theory. This is the first full-scale commentary on this work, and the first critical edition that is informed by a full analysis of its transmission. Cicero recommends an Aristotelian theory of argumentation to an expert on Roman law. The introduction and the commentary seek to elucidate the exact origins of the theory of argument used by Cicero and explain how it works. Moreover, since Cicero's suggestions for a reform of Roman civil law have parallels in similar efforts within the legal profession, Tobias Reinhardt considers how much common ground there is between Cicero and the jurists.

Introduction 1: The Topica in Cicero's Oeuvre 2: A Short History of the Topos 3: The Anonymous Seguerianus 4: The Legal Aspect of the Topica 5: The Transmission of the Topica Latin text with facing translation Appendix Critica Commentary

ISBN: 9780199207718
ISBN-10: 0199207712
Series: Oxford Classical Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 16th December 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.56