AUGUSTINE AND THE HORTENSIUS OF CICERO. By JOHN HAMMOND TAYLOR, S. J.. St. Augustine, in his student days at Carthage, as every reader. The Hortensius was a ‘protreptic’ dialogue written by Cicero. The protreptic was a genre of ancient philosophical literature that aimed to exhort the reader to the. One of the most extensive resources on the internet for the study of early Christianity. “Augustine on how he was influenced by reading Cicero’s Hortensius”.
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The book changed my feelings. Augustine on Hortensius . In addition, the work reorganizes the fragments and provides each one with a French translation and commentary. He later wrote in Confessions that it left a lasting impression on him and moved him to embrace philosophy. Dacre Balson, John P.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. In 56, Hortensius admired Cato the Younger “so much that he wanted them to be kinsmen, not merely friends,”  and proposed to marry Cato’s daughter, Porcia Catoniswho was only about cidero years old at the time. AugustineBoethius Lactantius were influenced by the work.
In 42, she spoke against the imposition of a special tax on wealthy Roman matrons with such success that part of it was remitted.
Over the centuries, Hortensius’s orations were lost, and the last person reported in the literature to have read and commented upon one of Hortensius’s original works was the first century AD rhetorician Quintilian.
The work cixero its readers to appreciate a philosophical approach to life.
University of California Press. Catulus counters by reminding Hortensius of the boons philosophy grants.
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Personal life Political career Writings. Retrieved February 12, Instead, Cato offered his own wife, Marciaon the condition that Marcia’s father, Lucius Marcius Philippusapprove as well. At the age of nineteen he made his first speech at the bar, and shortly afterwards successfully horensius Nicomedes IV of Bithyniaone of Rome ‘s dependants in the East, who had been deprived of his throne by his brother.
Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cicero eventually wrote a dialogue, now lost, called Hortensius or “On Philosophy”.
There have been several works of scholarship regarding Cicero’s Hortensius. His son Quintus Hortensius, a friend of the poet Catulluswas granted the governorship of Macedonia in 44 by Julius Caesarbefore switching allegiance to Brutus and perishing after the debacle of the battle of Philippi in 42 BC.
History of Rome to A. Rabinowitz, argue it simply meant that Cicero wrote in the general protreptic style. University of California Press, Having served during two campaigns in the Social War, he became quaestor in 81, aedile in 75, praetor in 72, and consul in Today, not a single speech by Hortensius is extant.
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Aristotle’s Protrepticus and the Sources of its Reconstruction. This meant Caesar was functioning as a de facto king, much to Cicero’s chagrin.
Another of Cicero’s works, his history of Latin oratory known as the Brutusis dedicated to the memory of Hortensius. Catullus defends poetry, Lucullus argues in favor of history, the eponymous Hortensius defends rhetoric, and Cicero himself praises the virtues of philosophy.
His daughter Hortensia became a successful orator. Thus, each of the four speakers defends a different branch of study: Conventionally, it is held that in writing his HortensiusCicero made use of Aristotle’s Protrepticus.
Hortensius, unworthy son of the great orator, who seems to have been quaestor in Johns Hopkins University Press: Rabinowitz argued that the Hortensius was not based strictly on the Protrepticus but was rather written in the general hortatory and protreptic style then, as the philosopher and historian Anton-Hermann Chroust puts it, “much in vogue.
It altered my prayers, Lord, to be towards yourself. The work defended the notion that genuine human happiness is to be found by using and embracing philosophy. In addition, the work reorganizes the fragments and provides each one with a French translation and commentary.
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