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 (sĭs′ə-rō′), Marcus Tullius 106-43 bc.
Roman statesman, orator, and philosopher. A major figure in the last years of the Republic, he is best known for his orations against Catiline and for his mastery of Latin prose. His later writings introduced Greek philosophy to Rome.

Cic′e·ro′ni·an adj.


1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or resembling Cicero or his rhetorical style; eloquent
2. (Rhetoric) (of literary style) characterized by the use of antithesis and long periods


(ˌsɪs əˈroʊ ni ən)

pertaining to or like Cicero, his writings, or his rhetorical style.
[1575–85; < Latin]


[ˌsɪsəˈrəʊnɪən] ADJciceroniano
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But why should I attempt to depict and describe in detail, and feature by feature, the beauty of the peerless Dulcinea, the burden being one worthy of other shoulders than mine, an enterprise wherein the pencils of Parrhasius, Timantes, and Apelles, and the graver of Lysippus ought to be employed, to paint it in pictures and carve it in marble and bronze, and Ciceronian and Demosthenian eloquence to sound its praises?
Demosthenian eloquence," said Don Quixote, "means the eloquence of Demosthenes, as Ciceronian means that of Cicero, who were the two most eloquent orators in the world.
As for Albert and Franz, they essayed not to escape from their ciceronian tyrants; and, indeed, it would have been so much the more difficult to break their bondage, as the guides alone are permitted to visit these monuments with torches in their hands.
Master Charmolue exhibited an alarming note book, and began to read, with many gestures and the exaggerated accentuation of the pleader, an oration in Latin, wherein all the proofs of the suit were piled up in Ciceronian periphrases, flanked with quotations from Plautus, his favorite comic author.
The Rhetorica divina is at the periphery of William's central project, the seven-part Magisterium divinale et sapientiale, but makes an analogous effort at assimilation: to write an ars orandi, an art of praying, by thinking of prayer in the first instance as an oratio, a Ciceronian oration, as well as an oratio, a prayer.
The individual thus plays a strikingly new role in the Ciceronian moral universe.
Nor does Israel listen to the anguish of its Ciceronian Zionists, best represented by the novelist Amos Oz.
In his analysis of the frescoes, the author states again that Virgil is the key Latin author of this period, while emphasizing that the style of Raphael consciously evoked classical literature, in particular Ciceronian rhetoric, Horatian theory and Virgilian epic (120).
Boccaccio's Decameron and the Ciceronian Renaissance.
The intention behind this translation exercise was to practice writing Ciceronian Latin, and, while much of the content in Kennedy's speech is alien to Cicero's Rome, many of the ideas are not, and his style is undoubtedly Ciceronian.
Adams retains a Ciceronian view of the origins of human society and of republican government, and relies on Cicero's definitions of 'people' and `republic' to help frame his Defense of the Constitutions of the United States of America.
The second part of this article is a detailed analysis of the mentioned Ciceronian loci, its position and inter-textual relationships within the work, with some remarks on the probable political and cultural aims of its author.