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Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Catherine Steel and Henriette van der Blom (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book brings together nineteen scholars to rethink the role of public speech in the Roman Republic. Speech was an integral part of decision-making in Republican Rome, and oratory was part of the ... More


Introduction

Henriette van der Blom and Catherine Steel

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The introduction sketches the current state of the scholarly debate on oratory and Republican politics and identifies the volume's contributions. It discusses comparisons which can help to explain ... More


Friends, Romans, Countrymen: Addressing the Roman People and the Rhetoric of Inclusion

Karl-J. Hölkeskamp

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores communication between the Roman elite and the people and, in particular, the ways in which the elite tried to convey a sense of shared community and aims when it addressed the ... More


‘Cultural Hegemony’ and the Communicative Power of the Roman Elite

Robert Morstein-Marx

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines legislative practice at the end of the Republic to determine what was normal within this system. It presents a list of those laws that were passed by the popular assembly ... More


Feeding the Plebs with Words: The Significance of Senatorial Public Oratory in the Small World of Roman Politics

Martin Jehne

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Audiences at contiones tended to listen to speakers rather than shout them down: why? Henrik Mouritsen tried to solve the problem with the ingenious assumption that the audience usually consisted of ... More


From Meeting to Text: The Contio in the Late Republic

Henrik Mouritsen

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the increasing circulation of written texts of speeches at public meetings, and argues that the contiones in written form proliferated at the end of the Republic when it became ... More


Speech, Competition, and Collaboration: Tribunician Politics and the Development of Popular Ideology

Amy Russell

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter considers the day-to-day pattern of tribunician rhetoric: the tribunes’ tasks, their speeches, the content of these speeches, and the audience reaction to these speeches. Through an ... More


Publius Clodius and the Boundaries of the Contio

James Tan

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores P. Clodius Pulcher’s use of the popular assemblies to further his public persona and political agenda, a use which is flexible, extreme and yet provides important insights into ... More


Beyond Disgust: The Politics of Fastidium in Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita

Ayelet Haimson Lushkov

in The Ancient Emotion of Disgust

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190604110
eISBN:
9780190604134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604110.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses the function of fastidium and its verbal cognates as a political emotion in Livy’s history. Focusing on four particularly rich cases (32.7.10; 6.40–41.12; 28.40.9; ... More


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