oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Tamás Nótári Handling of Facts and Forensic Tactics in Cicero'sDefence Speeches, Schenk Verlag : book review

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



In his monograph Tamás Nótári intends to get closer to understanding the mechanism of operation of forensic impact by analysing ten texts (Pro Roscio Amerino, Pro Cluentio, Pro Murena, Pro Plancio, Pro Caelio, Pro Sestio, Pro Milone, Pro Marcello, Pro Ligario and Pro rege Deiotaro) of Cicero's life-work more profoundly from a legal and rhetorical view. Since they are oral pleadings and statements of defence, the order of procedure of penal adjudication in Cicero's age is first discussed. Thereafter the ten speeches are grouped according to the facts of the case that provide grounds for the charge, and the chronological order.

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