Cicero’s Escapes and Returns: Journeys of Joy and Reconciliation, Journeys of Despair and Rage



Rok publikování 2022
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Popis Cicero experienced several turbulent journeys during his life. Already at the beginning of his career, the first journey took place, outwards the study trip to Greece, inwards the refuge from the Sulla’s mercenaries. When back in Rome, a different journey of Cicero followed: a splendid cursus honorum, that made him a rhetorical and political star. The figurative peak, the consulate, however, was soon replaced by the descent and Cicero had to set forth on the other journey: the escape from Rome. Only a year later, he returned triumphally and the new life journey was supposed to begin. A couple of other journeys followed, real and figurative, let’s mention particularly the proconsulate in Cilicia or the cautious comeback. In the presentation, both the external and the internal journey, their depictions and interpretations, as well as their influence on Cicero’s persona, both political and literary, will be explored.
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