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Chapter 4 - Singing in Cicero

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 April 2022

Hannah Čulík-Baird
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Boston University
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Discussion of Cicero’s quotation of lyrics from Roman tragedy - particularly Accius’ Philocteta and Ennius’ Andromacha - in the Tusculan Disputations as part of philosophical argument against the vocalization of pain. Discussion of Cicero’s understanding of the musicality, melody, and pitch of Roman tragic song, and the use of song as part of philosophical argumentation.

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Print publication year: 2022

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  • Singing in Cicero
  • Hannah Čulík-Baird, Boston University
  • Book: Cicero and the Early Latin Poets
  • Online publication: 21 April 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009031820.005
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  • Singing in Cicero
  • Hannah Čulík-Baird, Boston University
  • Book: Cicero and the Early Latin Poets
  • Online publication: 21 April 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009031820.005
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  • Singing in Cicero
  • Hannah Čulík-Baird, Boston University
  • Book: Cicero and the Early Latin Poets
  • Online publication: 21 April 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009031820.005
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