Universalità spirituale di Cicerone

  • Gino Funaioli Centro Studi Ciceroniani


The article reviews Cicero's early education and his major works (in chronological order) to explore his spiritual universalism. In fact, the studies that he carried out not only in Rome, but also in Greece, led him to follow the Roman tendency towards cultural openness, also evident in the Circle of the Scipios; he was, for example, deeply influenced by Philo's, Diodotus's and Antiochus's philosophical doctrines.

Cicero is presented here as the first example in the ancient world of a substantial union between political and artistic activity, a union that stands out particularly in his rhetorical works and especially in De oratore (considered the key treatise for understanding Cicero the orator).

Ciceronian universalism thus appears as the synthesis of Hellenic and Roman spirituality and is strongly rooted in the conception of humanitas.


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Author Biography

Gino Funaioli, Centro Studi Ciceroniani
Dottore di Ricerca, Università degli Studi di Firenze
How to Cite
Funaioli, G. (2016). Universalità spirituale di Cicerone. Ciceroniana on Line, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.13135/2532-5353/1469