Sulla presenza ciceroniana nella Gratiarum actio di Ausonio digital
formato: Articolo | AEVUM - 2013 - 1
Cicero plays a significant role in Ausonius’ Gratiarum actio, from the point of view of explicit references, as well as for intertextual connections. Even if not widely quoted, he has a symbolic value in the Gratiarum actio, because the author refers to his figure when he judges the consulate or emphasizes his political role in the court of Gratian. Cicero lies in the background of the speech and is conceived both as a monument of the Roman republic and a model for Ausonius, who shared with him the condition of homo nouus. Ausonius uses Cicero, enemy of autocracy, to justify his own position in front of the autocracy itself.