Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster „Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration“

Neuerscheinung: Creative Eloquence. Von Ingo Gildenhard

23. März 2011


The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

The statesman Cicero (106-43 BC) left behind a corpus of about 50 orations, all designed as interventions in the legal and political struggles that marked the final decades of the Roman republic. Ever since their publication during his lifetime they have functioned as models of eloquence. However, they also contain profound philosophical thoughts on the question of being human, on politics, society, and culture, and on the sphere of the divine. Now, for the first time, Ingo Gildenhard systematically analyses this dimension of Cicero's oratory and, in so doing, touches upon many key issues and concepts that still preoccupy us today, such as the ethics of happiness or the notion of conscience, the distinction between civilization and barbarity, or the problem of divine justice. (Verlag)

Dr. Ingo Gildenhard ist Reader in Latin Literature and Roman Culture, Durham University und Alumnus des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Kollegs Konstanz. Er schloss das hier vorgestellte Buch während seines Aufenthaltes in Konstanz 2009 ab.