The Philosophical Redefinition of Terms State, Citizen and Exile in the Cicero’s Stoic Paradoxes
Author: Fraňo Peter
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2018, vol.: 22, number: 2, pages: 292-301
Abstract: The article deals with the analysis of Cicero’s redefinition of three political terms – state, citizen, exile – in the ‘Paradoxon IV’ (Cic. Parad. 27-32). Cicero in these chapters attacks against Publius Clodius Pulcher and dwells on the theme of his own exile. By stoic philosophical practices is here Clodius depicted as an enemy, non-citizen and Cicero as a stoic sage and ideal citizen. The study shows that philosophical elements are applicable to the political and rhetorical discourses and can be combined.
Key words: Marcus Tullius Cicero; Stoic Paradoxes; Publius Clodius Pulcher; Stoicism; Stoic Sage; Exile; Citizen;
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