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Title Profession and performance : aspects of oratory in the Greco-Roman world / edited by Christos Kremmydas, Jonathan Powell, & Lene Rubinstein
Published London : Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (v, 133 pages)
Series Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. Supplement ; 123
Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. Supplement ; 123
Contents Introduction / Jonathan Powell, Lene Rubinstein, and Christos Kremmydas -- Hypokritēs in action: delivery in Greek rhetoric / Mike Edwards -- Performing the speech in Athenian courts and assembly: adjusting the act to fit the bēma? / Victor Bers -- Staging a prosecution: aspects of performance on Cicero's Verrines / Kathryn Tempest -- Synēgoroi as 'healers' in the social imagination of the Imperial age / Dimitris Karambelas -- The exploits of Honorius: evidence for Roman advocacy in the time of Justinian / Jonathan Powell -- The rhetoric of the Common Law / Sir John Laws -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "His volume brings together six papers relating to oratory and orators in public fora of Classical Greece and Rome. Edwards and Bers explore aspects of oratorical delivery in the Athenian courts and Assembly, including the demands placed on orators by the physical settings. Tempest examines the conceptions of oratorical competence and incompetence, particularly in respect of performance, as they are implied in Cicero's criticisms of the rival prosecutor in the trial of Verres. Papers by Karambelas and Powell look at evidence for the importance of advocacy in the Second Sophistic and the late Roman Empire respectively. In an introduction, the editors discuss recurrent themes connected with the orator's competence and performance, while the final paper of the volume, by Lord Justice Laws, reflects on the continuing relevance of rhetoric in the modern, highly professionalised practice of the law in England."-- Back cover
Notes "The papers in this volume were delivered at a one-day colloquium in November 2010 entitled 'Actio-Hypokrisis-Delivery', held under the auspices of the Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric at Royal Holloway, University of London"--Introduction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-130) and index
Notes In English; occasional phrases in Ancient Greek with English translations
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Subject Civilization, Greco-Roman -- Congresses.
Classical literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Oratory, Ancient -- History -- Congresses.
Rhetoric, Ancient -- Congresses.
Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Kremmydas, Christos, editor
Powell, J. G. F., editor
Rubinstein, Lene, editor
University of London. Institute of Classical Studies.
ISBN 1905670699 (electronic bk.)
9781905670697 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Aspects of oratory in the Greco-Roman world