Character Assassination in Ancient Rome

Character Assassination in Ancient Rome In 63 BCE, the Roman orator Cicero delivered the First Catilinarian Oration against his fellow senator and political rival, Catiline. The speech is a great example of character assassination in the Roman Republic. Martijn Icks and Eric Shiraev have performed a word analysis to explore the workings of Cicero’s character attacks, using two English translations and checking them against the original Latin. This file contains a complete overview of the categories they established. The analysis of the speech has been published in: The Journal of Psychohistory 46 (4) Spring 2019, pp 270-289 

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