The main literary dispute of the Renaissance pitted those Neo-Latin writers favoring Cicero alone as the apotheosis of Latin prose against those following an eclectic array of literary models. This Ciceronian controversy pervades the texts and letters collected for the first time in this volume. Addressing some of the most fundamental aspects of literary production, these quarrels shed light on similar debates about vernacular literature concerning imitation and the role of the author.

Ciceronian Controversies 2007, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674025202