«Cicero goes further»

Reflections on a New Digital Commentary on Cicero’s Pro Sexto Roscio Amerino

  • Lidewij van Gils, LvG University of Amsterdam
  • Christoph Pieper, CP Leiden University


The article presents a new digital commentary in Dutch of Cicero’s Pro Sexto Roscio Amerino, originating from the collaboration of five Dutch researchers. It reflects on its didactic principles and gives some examples of the different
layers of information to be found. Additionally, it offers some statistical analysis based on a survey among users of the commentary.


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Author Biographies

Lidewij van Gils, LvG, University of Amsterdam

Dr. Lidewij van Gils is assistant professor of Latin Language and Literature at the University of Amsterdam. She has recently coedited volumes on Latin linguistics (Lemmata Linguistica Latina. Vol. 2: Clause and Discourse in 2019, De Gruyter) and ancient narrative (Textual Strategies in Ancient War Narrative in 2018, Brill) and has published on Cicero’s speeches and letters. Currently, she investigates common ground management in Cicero’s letters within the research programme Anchoring Innovation. Since 2020, her research
also includes didactic aspects of Latin, Greek and Antiquity.

Christoph Pieper, CP, Leiden University

Dr. Christoph Pieper is assistant professor of Latin Language and Literature at Leiden University. He is the author of a monograph on the Latin poetry by Cristoforo Landino and has edited several volumes on ancient and early modern culture and literature, most recently (with Cynthia Damon) Eris vs. Aemulatio. Valuing Competition in Classical Antiquity (Brill, 2018) and (with Bram van der Velden) Reading Cicero’s Final Years. Receptions of the Post-Caesarian Works up to the Sixteenth Century – with two Epilogues
(De Gruyter, 2020).

How to Cite
van Gils, L., & Pieper, C. (2021). «Cicero goes further»: Reflections on a New Digital Commentary on Cicero’s Pro Sexto Roscio Amerino. Ciceroniana On Line, 5(2), 377-389. https://doi.org/10.13135/2532-5353/6528