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Loeb Classical Library #112: Correspondence: Volume I

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The literary remains of the rhetorician Marcus Cornelius Fronto (ca. AD 100-176) first came to light in 1815, when Cardinal Mai, then prefect of the Ambrosian Library in Milan, discovered that beneath an account of the Acts of the first Council of Chalcedon in 451 had originally been written a copy of the correspondence between Fronto and members of the imperial family, including no less than three who were to wear the purple. The letters possess an extraordinary fascination as giving an authentic record of the relationship between the foremost teacher of his time and his illustrious student Marcus Aurelius, his chief correspondent. Apart from small-talk (but even that is replete with interest) the principal subject is Latin prose style. Fronto practises to excess the cultivation of trendy mannerisms, but sees clearly enough the sterility of a slavish imitation of classical models.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Fronto is in two volumes.

Synopsis:

Fronto (c. 100-176 CE), a much admired orator and rhetorician, was befriended by the emperor Antoninus Pius and teacher of his adopted sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. His correspondence offers an invaluable picture of aristocratic life and literary culture in the 2nd century.

Synopsis:

The correspondence of Fronto--a much admired orator and rhetorician who was befriended by the emperor Antoninus Pius and teacher of his adopted sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus--offers aninvaluable picture of aristocratic life and literary culture in the 2nd century. His letters reveal Fronto's strong stylistic views and dislike of Stoicism as well as his family joys and sorrows. They portray the successes and trials ofa prominent figure in the palace, literary salons, the Senate, and lawcourts, and they give a fascinating record of the relationship between the foremost teacher of his time and his illustrious student Marcus Aurelius, his chiefcorrespondent.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Fronto is in two volumes.

Synopsis:

The correspondence of Fronto--a much admired orator and rhetorician who was befriended by the emperor Antoninus Pius and teacher of his adopted sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus--offers an invaluable picture of aristocratic life and literary culture in the 2nd century. His letters reveal Fronto's strong stylistic views and dislike of Stoicism as well as his family joys and sorrows. They portray the successes and trials of a prominent figure in the palace, literary salons, the Senate, and lawcourts, and they give a fascinating record of the relationship between the foremost teacher of his time and his illustrious student Marcus Aurelius, his chief correspondent.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Fronto is in two volumes.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Fronto, The Orator And The Man

Bibliography

Bibliographical Addendum (1982)

Chronological Table

Sigla

The Correspondence

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674991248
Translator:
Haines, C. R.
Author:
Haines, C. R.
Author:
Fronto
Author:
Fronto, Marcus Cornelius
Author:
Marcus Cornelius Fronto, Cornelius Front
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Classics-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: v. 1, p. xliii-lii.
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
112
Publication Date:
January 1919
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 12 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Fronto (c. 100-176 CE), a much admired orator and rhetorician, was befriended by the emperor Antoninus Pius and teacher of his adopted sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. His correspondence offers an invaluable picture of aristocratic life and literary culture in the 2nd century.
"Synopsis" by , The correspondence of Fronto--a much admired orator and rhetorician who was befriended by the emperor Antoninus Pius and teacher of his adopted sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus--offers aninvaluable picture of aristocratic life and literary culture in the 2nd century. His letters reveal Fronto's strong stylistic views and dislike of Stoicism as well as his family joys and sorrows. They portray the successes and trials ofa prominent figure in the palace, literary salons, the Senate, and lawcourts, and they give a fascinating record of the relationship between the foremost teacher of his time and his illustrious student Marcus Aurelius, his chiefcorrespondent.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Fronto is in two volumes.

"Synopsis" by , The correspondence of Fronto--a much admired orator and rhetorician who was befriended by the emperor Antoninus Pius and teacher of his adopted sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus--offers an invaluable picture of aristocratic life and literary culture in the 2nd century. His letters reveal Fronto's strong stylistic views and dislike of Stoicism as well as his family joys and sorrows. They portray the successes and trials of a prominent figure in the palace, literary salons, the Senate, and lawcourts, and they give a fascinating record of the relationship between the foremost teacher of his time and his illustrious student Marcus Aurelius, his chief correspondent.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Fronto is in two volumes.

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