James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (HarperPerennial PDF

By James Joyce

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Slowed by some suspicion’. 30 Or to put it in the terms Cicero uses: Clodius relied exclusively on ‘brigands’ and ‘desperadoes’ who were ‘hired’ to ‘aZict’ the commonwealth and ‘drain its blood’;31 Sestius merely ‘fortif(ied) himself with supporters in order to conduct his magistracy safely’ (79); and both he and Milo did so only when they had been left no other choice (86, 89–90, 92). Here, however, we come squarely to the charge and trial that occasioned this speech, and to the governing strategy that Cicero chose, in which the sorts of deception, misdirection, and euphemism just noted are merely tactics.

1; we do not know the cause, though it conceivably has to do with an equally mysterious debt of Sestius’ mentioned in a letter of 17 Jan. (QFr. 2. 2(6). 1). : QFr. 2. 3(7). 6, TLRR no. 268, LUO no. 49; Cicero alleged that Bestia saved Sestius’ life when he was attacked, in the episode that Wgures in Sest. 79 V. In the present speech too we Wnd Cicero defending one man while praising another who was also facing prosecution: the encomium of Milo at 85 V. is very much developed with an eye to his defence, which Cicero was assisting, see esp.

Says nothing of Lepidus, whose role as a witness is mentioned only in QFr. 2. 4(8). 1, where he is called ‘our friend’ (Paullus noster). 53 On the procedure, which perhaps grew out of Vatinius’ allegation of ‘collusive prosecution’ (n. 43 above), see esp. Alexander 2002, 209–12; for the speech see the still-important commentary by Pocock (1926). 54 For the rhetorical doctrine on the parts of a forensic speech see Lausberg 1998, §§263–442. The term ‘forensic’ (

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