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Dic, Marce Tulli! Cicero's Attitude Towards The Caesarians After Caesar's Death

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The author should prefer, in order to avoid the traps of a conception of literature which is either anachronistic or too vague to be of any use, and which moreover is arbitrary anyway, to describe the letters as a class of written texts meant to establish direct contact between the writer and his addressee or addressees. It may well be that the uncertainty concerning the literary status of Cicero's letters is the reason why comparatively little attention is given to his letters in our university curricula. We know from Cicero's letter to Atticus (15.2) that Cicero objected to these games being organized by Octavian and that he explicitly disapproved of the choice of Matius as one of the collaborators, no doubt because that would identify Octavian with the inveterate Caesarians.

Keywords: Atticus; Caesarians; Cicero's letters; Matius



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