Günter Gawlick: Cicero

Person und Lehre im Urteil der Jahrhunderte.

Edited by Lothar Kreimendahl.
Quaestiones 19
328 p.
ISBN 978-3-7728-2945-1
Single price:
€ 128.–
eISBN 978-3-7728-3480-6
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As a politician, orator and philosopher, Cicero (106–43 BC) left countless traces in the memory of his contemporaries and later generations. Günter Gawlick shows where we come across these traces and their different evaluations in science, art and everyday life. He also describes how Cicero influenced later developments throughout Europe from late antiquity to the present day: stimulating, pioneering, enlightening and stirring up trouble. Research is stimulated by references to lesser-known testimonies and a new emphasis on familiar testimonies. The author links the attempt to explain the different evaluations of the thinker Cicero with a new conception of him as a philosopher of intellectual freedom and liberation.


Thomas Pawlowski, Das Historisch-Politische Buch 69 (2021) 3-4

»Ein hochwertiges, leinengebundenes Buch – ein Genuss für den Altphilologen, ein Genuss für den Leser.«

Thomas Pawlowski,
Das Historisch-Politische Buch 69 (2021) 3-4
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