The Radicalization of Cicero: John Toland and Strategic Editing in the Early Enlightenment By Katherine A. East
English | PDF | 2017 | 288 Pages | ISBN : 3319497561 | 4.71 MB
This book uses a previously overlooked Neo-Latin treatise, Cicero Illustratus, to provide insight into the status and function of the Ciceronian tradition at the beginning of the eighteenth century, and consequently to more broadly illuminate the fate of that tradition in the early Enlightenment. Cicero Illustratus itself is the first subject for inquiry, mined for what its deliberately erudite and colorfully polemical passages of scholarly stratagems reveal about Ciceronian scholarship and the motives for exploring it within the context of early Enlightenment thought.