Butler: Atlas of Ancient Geography
Quintilian: Institutes of Oratory

Cicero: Orator

Orator, not to be confused with On the Orator, is a treatise by Cicero, setting out the qualities required by the ideal orator, along with a plan for his education. Cicero singles out Demosthenes as the greatest of Greek models, because of his mastery of the plain, the grand and the middle styles.

Orator at Amazon: United States.

Free online texts

Gutenberg: Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker, translated by E. Jones. Multiple formats.

Internet Archive: The orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero Vol. IV, translated by C.D. Yonge (1851). Multiple formats.

Latin Library: Orator. Latin text, HTML format.

Perseus: Orator. Latin text, HTML and XML format.

Wikisource: Orator. Latin text, multiple formats.

Other Resources

History of Philosophy without any gaps: Rhetorical Questions: Cicero - podcast by philosopher Peter Adamson.

History of Philosophy without any gaps: Raphael Woolf on Cicero - podcast by philosopher Peter Adamson.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Cicero.

Wikipedia: Cicero - Orator.

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Cicero: On the Orator.

Cicero: Brutus.

Aristotle: Rhetoric.

Tacitus: Dialogue on Orators.

Latin resources: Learn to read Latin texts in the original.


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