Title

Twinned Fortunes and the Publication of Cicero’s Pro Milone

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2008

Publication Title

Classical Philology 103.3

Department

Classics

Abstract

The article presents an answer to the questions surrounding the publication of the "Pro Milone" by mining the rhetoric of the speech itself for answers. Eventhough, the speech is not identical to the one that Marcus Tullius Cicero delivered in front of the Pompeian tribunal, but the changes that Cicero made reveal his intentions in publishing the piece. By rhetorically twinning their experiences, Cicero paves the way for a twinned outcome. Thus, the punning commentary of Cicero on the fact by relegating the state's benefit argument to a section he describes in his speech as extra causam as additions to the legal argument that had been put forward during the tribunal.

ISSN

0009-837X