Journals Higher Education

Making a New Man

Ciceronian Self-Fashioning in the Rhetorical Works

John Dugan

  • Uncovers how Cicero fashions his identity through his works of rhetorical theory
  • Borrowing techniques from gender and cultural studies, investigates aspects of Cicero's rhetorical thought that are often overlooked, including its cautious embrace of a feminized theatricality
  • By showing how his works of rhetorical theory present Cicero as the ideal Roman orator, reveals Cicero's own role in his canonization within Roman literary culture