The Hortensius was a ‘protreptic’ dialogue written by Cicero. The protreptic was a genre of ancient philosophical literature that aimed to exhort the reader to the. One of the most extensive resources on the internet for the study of early Christianity. “Augustine on how he was influenced by reading Cicero’s Hortensius”. Hortensius or On Philosophy is a lost dialogue written by Marcus Tullius Cicero in the year 45 BC. The work had followed the conventional form of a protreptic.

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Out of the four, Augustine preserved the largest portion of text, although the work is still considered lost. Political De Imperio Cn. It had probably been used as an introductory manual or text book for the philosophy that Augustine was being taught. The Death of Caesar: Salazar; Manfred Landfester; Francis G. Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World. Dacre Balson, John P. It gave me different values and priorities.

The cover the Teubner edition of Cicero’s complete horrensius.

Retrieved December 21, Others have theorized that both Seneca and Tacitus were also influenced by it. New York City, NY: Retrieved August 9, The book was a protreptic; in other words, it was a treatise designed to inspire in the reader an enthusiasm for the discipline of philosophy. This hypothesis is not without its detractors. Even so, he began to question deeply the meaning of evil and the power of sin. Hortensius posits that the visual arts are suitable for such a horteneius of free time.


Retrieved August 8, Hortensius then declares that oratory is the greatest of the arts. The Hortensius was renowned and popular in early and late antiquity[38] and it likely inspired a number of Roman thinkers, like the silver age authors Seneca the Younger and Tacitusthe early Christian writer Lactantiusand the early medieval philosopher Boethius.

Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. AugustineBoethius[22] Lactantius were influenced by the work. In addition, using Bywater and Usener, the German philologist Hermann Alexander Diels found a fragment of Hortensius in the Soliloquies of Augustine connecting the section to a fragment of the Protrepticus in order to strengthen the argument that Cicero did depend upon Aristotle.

Lucullus critiques this opinion, arguing that the study of history is the best use of otium. There have been several works of scholarship regarding Cicero’s Hortensius. InOtto Plasberg wrote a dissertation on the fragments.

During his time of growing up and early adulthood, Augustine had decisively departed from the Christian teachings concerning truth and morality that he had received as a youth.

Retrieved July 14, IIIedited by C. Hortensius eventually delivers a speech defending oratory as the greatest of the arts. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Catullus responds by reminding him of the boons philosophy grants.

Through all of the years of spiritual unease “restlessness” up to the time of the conversion of Augustine to the Christian religion, Cicero would remain the one master from whom the young African learned the most. It gave me different values and priorities.


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This was Cicerop. InMichel Ruch produced a fifty-three page thesis covering the influences, the date of composition, and structure of the Hortensiuswhile also examining its later influences and ultimate disappearance. The Philosophical Books of Cicero. Retrieved December 21, On reading Hortensius by Cicero, a strong desire for true wisdom was awakened in Augustine.

Retrieved from ” https: Augustine became great admirer of Cicero, acknowledging him as “the greatest master of Roman eloquence. At the age of 19, [25] he read the Hortensius there. Augustine on Hortensius [2]. Coninued on the next page. In Carthage at about the age of nineteen Augustine fell in love with the concept of wisdom through reading the works of Cicero. Conventionally, it is held that in order to spread the wealth of Greek philosophy among the leading citizens of Rome, Cicero adapted and expanded upon Aristotle’s Protrepticus.

In later describing that time of his life, Augustine said: Political De Imperio Cn.

Hortensius (Cicero)

The Hortensius was a protreptic dialogue that is “hortatory literature that calls the audience to a new and different way of life”based on Greek models.

Catulus, for the same reasons, begins to laud literature, especially tragedy and comedy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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