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Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Cicero by William H. F. Altman

By William H. F. Altman

Brill’s better half to the Reception of Cicero is a suite of essays via a world and interdisciplinary crew of students that situates Cicero within the context of his use and abuse from antiquity to the current, and is meant to supply readers with numerous stable purposes to come back to the examine of Cicero's writings with higher curiosity and admire.

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38 For the quote from Petrarch’s letter, see Francesco Petrarca, Sine nomine. Lettere polemiche e politiche, ed. Ugo Dotti (Bari: Laterza, 1964), p. 218. 75), Petrarch wrote in the margin of one of his manuscripts another personal note: ‘O, Cicero, tecum ego, quoniam id ipsum sencio, quod hec vita michi mors est in presenti’: see Reynolds, ‘Petrarch and a Renaissance corpus of Cicero’s Philosophica’, pp. 429–30. Petrarch and Cicero 31 seem to be crucially important, all that matters is the content and the sound of Ciceronian phrasing.

47 There is a similar passage in the Orator, 163, where Cicero advises the orator to choose words that are particularly ‘bene sonantia’ and taken from ordinary language and here the humanist writes in the margin: 43 Rosanna Bettarini, ‘Il libro sommerso degli scartafacci’, in Lacrime e inchiostro nel Canzoniere di Petrarca (Bologna: CLUEB, 1998), pp. 161–76 (p. 168). 27)—simply to avoid the repetition of two letters (in this case ‘quod dum’): see Silvia Rizzo, ‘Il latino del Petrarca e il latino dell’Umanesimo’, in Il Petrarca latino e le origini dell’Umanesimo, pp.

Les Scolies pétarquiennes du De oratore et Orator’, Studi petrarcheschi, 9 (1978), 109–66. For the 1421 discovery of the Cicero manuscript at Lodi, see Remigio Sabbadini, Le scoperte dei codici latini e greci ne’ secoli XIV e XV, 2 vols (Florence: Sansoni, 1905), I, 100–01; L. D. Reynolds, Texts and Transmission. A Survey of the Latin Classics (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986), pp. 102, 107–08; Reynolds and Wilson, Scribes and Scholars, pp. 132, 140. 7 For all references to the Familiares or Rerum Familarium Libri, I have used the following edition: Francesco Petrarca, Le familiari, ed.

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