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Aliud est celare, aliud tacere. Formes et valeurs du silence dans l’anthropologie cicéronienne

Abstract : This article questions the value of silence in Ciceronian Ethics given that the speech was very important in ancient anthropology and in Ciceronian thought. Its aim is to demonstrate that Cicero, driven by his oratory experience, takes into account the active and ambivalent aspects of silence in his philosophical teaching. The distinction between the words tacere and celare suggests an oratory valuation of silence, which also arises in the philosophical dialogues: clearly condemned when it is in relation with trickery, the silence, because it is propitious to meditation, is valued as a tool of moral progress in the context of sermo intumus.
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Sabine Luciani. Aliud est celare, aliud tacere. Formes et valeurs du silence dans l’anthropologie cicéronienne. Cahiers du Théâtre Antique, Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté, 2020. ⟨hal-03192003⟩

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