A Companion to Roman Rhetoric (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to Roman Rhetoric (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Jon Hall (editor), William J. Dominik (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to Roman Rhetoric introduces the reader to the wide-ranging importance of rhetoric in Roman culture. * A guide to Roman rhetoric from its origins to the Renaissance and beyond * Comprises 32 original essays by leading international scholars * Explores major figures Cicero and Quintilian in-depth * Covers a broad range of topics such as rhetoric and politics, gender, status, self-identity, education, and literature * Provides suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter * Includes a glossary of technical terms and an index of proper names and rhetorical concepts

About Author

William Dominik is Professor of Classics at the University of Otago. He is a contributor to A Companion to Ancient Epic (2005) and A Companion to the Classical Tradition (2006). He has also published numerous books, chapters, and articles on Roman literature and other topics. Jon Hall is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Otago. He is the author of numerous articles and chapters on Cicero's oratory and rhetorical treatises. He has also completed a book on Cicero's correspondence.


Notes on Contributors. Preface. Texts and Abbreviations. Part I: Approaching Rhetoric. 1. Confronting Roman Rhetoric (William Dominik and Jon Hall, University of Otago). 2. Modern Critical Approaches to Roman Rhetoric (John Dugan, University at Buffalo). 3. Greek Rhetoric Meets Rome: Expansion, Resistance, and Acculturation (Sarah Culpepper Stroup, University of Washington). 4. Native Roman Rhetoric: Plautus and Terence (John Barsby, University of Otago). 5. Roman Oratory Before Cicero: The Elder Cato and Gaius Gracchus (Enrica Sciarrino, University of Canterbury). Part II: Rhetoric and Its Social Context. 6. Rhetorical Education and Social Reproduction in the Republic and Early Empire (Anthony Corbeill, University of Kansas). 7. Virile Tongues: Rhetoric and Masculinity (Joy Connolly, New York University). 8. Oratory, Rhetoric, and Politics in the Republic (Michael C. Alexander, University of Illinois). 9. Oratory and Politics in the Empire (Steven H. Rutledge, University of Maryland). 10. Roman Senatorial Oratory (John Ramsey, University of Illinois). 11. Panegyric (Roger Rees, University of St Andrews). 12. Roman Oratorical Invective (Valentina Arena, University College, London). Part III: Systematizing Rhetoric. 13. Roman Rhetorical Handbooks (Robert N. Gaines, University of Maryland). 14. Elocutio: Latin Prose Style (Roderich Kirchner, Friedrich-Schiller University). 15. Memory and the Roman Orator (Jocelyn Penny Small, Rutgers University). 16. Wit and Humor in Roman Rhetoric (Edwin Rabbie, Constantijn Huygens Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences). 17. Oratorical Delivery and the Emotions: Theory and Practice (Jon Hall, University of Otago). Part IV: Rhetoricians and Orators. 18. Lost Orators of Rome (Catherine Steel, University of Glasgow). 19. Cicero as Rhetorician (James M. May, St. Olaf College). 20. Cicero as Orator (Christopher P. Craig, University of Tennessee). 21. Grammarians and Rhetoricians (Charles McNelis, Georgetown University). 22. Roman Declamation: The Elder Seneca and Quintilian (W. Martin Bloomer, University of Notre Dame). 23. Quintilian as Rhetorician and Teacher (Jorge Fernandez Lopez, University of La Rioja). 24. Tacitus and Pliny on Oratory (William Dominik, University of Otago). 25. Rhetoric and the Second Sophistic (Graham Anderson, University of Kent). 26. Roman Rhetoric and its Afterlife (John O. Ward, University of Sydney). Part V: Rhetoric and Roman Literature. 27. Rhetoric and Literature at Rome (Matthew Fox, University of Birmingham). 28. Rhetoric and Epic: Vergil's Aeneid and Lucan's Bellum Civile (Emanuele Narducci, University of Florence). 29. Rhetoric and Satire: Horace, Persius, and Juvenal (Dan Hooley, University of Missouri). 30. Rhetoric and Ovid (Ulrike Auhagen, University of Freiburg). 31. Rhetoric and the Younger Seneca (Marcus Wilson, University of Auckland). 32. Rhetoric and Historiography (Cynthia Damon, Amherst College). Bibliography. Glossary of Technical Terms. Index Locorum. General Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781405120913
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781405120913
  • weight: 1104
  • ISBN10: 1405120916

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