Profession and performance aspects of oratory in the Greco-Roman world

"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...

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Corporate Author: University of London Institute of Classical Studies
Other Authors: Kremmydas, Christos (Editor), Powell, J. G. F. (Editor), Rubinstein, Lene (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London 2013, 2013
Series:Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. Supplement
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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."--
Item Description:"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
Physical Description:v, 133 pages
ISBN:9781905670512
1905670516