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Les enjeux artistiques et philosophiques de la villa de Tusculum au miroir de la correspondance de Cicéron

Abstract : Cicero was strongly devoted to Tusculum's villa that he wanted to embellish and decorate, according to a decorative program derived from his thinking, entitled the decorum. Indeed Cicero's preference is manifested through the decorum; their correspondence speaks about many different art pieces and statutes that he wanted to acquire via Atticus, a friend of his. Moreover, this villa reflects the membership of Cicero to the New Academy for the reconstruction of two gymnasiums, which he called respectively "Academy" and "High School," in regards to the link established between those institutions and the fact that he wanted to link architecture and thoughts. It was particularly in Tusculum's villa that Cicero retired and enjoyed the literary otium, décor that he used into two of his writings: the Tusculanae disputationes and De diuinatione. These writings embodied the Latin literature that Cicero wanted to archive and store in his personal library. Finally, the villa of Tusculum is symbolic because it is representative of its owner: a scholar.
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Isabelle Espitallier. Les enjeux artistiques et philosophiques de la villa de Tusculum au miroir de la correspondance de Cicéron. Littératures. 2011. ⟨dumas-00604627⟩

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