TITLE

Cicero and Tacitus in Sixteenth-Century France

AUTHOR(S)
Salmon, J.H.M.
PUB. DATE
April 1980
SOURCE
American Historical Review;Apr80, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p307
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the shift in linguistic structures and moral ideologies from the Ciceronian to the Tacitist style in sixteenth-century France. Role of philosopher Cicero in humanist scholarship; Influence of Tacitus on Renaissance rhetoric and philosophy; Significance of Erasmus's satirical dialogue 'Ciceronians' in exposing tensions within the French version of civic humanism; Attempt to isolate letters from other humane studies.
ACCESSION #
5600699

 

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