Cicero's Orations

In modern culture

On November 3, 2016, four days before election day in the United States, the Washington Post published a story noting a resemblance between Donald Trump and Cicero. The article written by Julie Zauzmer said, "but quite often, what the Republican nominee says works. In part, that's because Trump is using many of the same rhetorical strategies of one of the greatest orators in all of recorded history: Cicero."[9] Zauzmer also comments: "Preterition often falls short of full honesty. In his book Cicero's Style, classics scholar Michael von Albrecht called this tactic 'a stylistic device especially useful if you want to mention things you cannot prove'."[9]


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