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Title Profession and performance : aspects of oratory in the Greco-Roman world / edited by Christos Kremmydas, Jonathan Powell, & Lene Rubinstein.

Publication Info. 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-130) and index.
Note "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.
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.
Note Print version record.
Language In English; occasional phrases in Ancient Greek with English translations.
Subject Oratory, Ancient -- History -- Congresses.
Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Rhetoric, Ancient -- Congresses.
Civilization, Greco-Roman -- Congresses.
Classical literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Civilization, Greco-Roman. (OCoLC)fst00863018
Classical literature. (OCoLC)fst00863509
Oratory, Ancient. (OCoLC)fst01047223
Rhetoric, Ancient. (OCoLC)fst01096982
Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek. (OCoLC)fst01129363
DRAMA / Ancient & Classical.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Kremmydas, Christos, editor.
Powell, J. G. F., editor.
Rubinstein, Lene, editor.
University of London. Institute of Classical Studies.
Added Title Aspects of oratory in the Greco-Roman world
Other Form: Print version: Profession and performance. London : Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2013 9781905670512 (OCoLC)868021438
ISBN 9781905670697 (electronic bk.)
1905670699 (electronic bk.)
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