Contents:

Introduction (Paul J. du Plessis)

A Barzunesque view of Cicero: from giant to dwarf and back (Philip Thomas) 

Reading a dead man’s mind: Hellenistic philosophy, rhetoric, and Roman law (Olga Tellegen-Couperus and Jan Willem Tellegen) 

Law’s nature: philosophy as a legal argument in Cicero’s writings (Benedikt Forschner) 

Cicero and the small world of Roman jurists (Yasmina Benferhat) 

“Jurists in the shadows”: the everyday business of the jurists of Cicero’s time (Christine Lehne-Gstreinthaler) 

Cicero’s reception in the juristic tradition of the early Empire (Matthijs Wibier) 

Servius, Cicero and the res publica of Justinian (Jill Harries) 

Cicero and the Italians: expansion of Empire, creation of law (Saskia T. Roselaar) 

Jurors, jurists and advocates: law in the Rhetorica ad Herennium and de Inventione (Jennifer Hilder) 

Multiple charges, unitary punishment, and rhetorical strategy in the quaestiones of the late Roman Republic (Michael C. Alexander) 

Early-career prosecutors: forensic activity and senatorial careers in the late Republic (Catherine Steel) 

Postscript (Paul J. du Plessis)