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Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation

Neil W. Bernstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199964116
eISBN:
9780199346042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964116.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Major Declamations are a collection of nineteen full-length Latin speeches attributed in antiquity to the rhetorician Quintilian, but most likely composed by a group of authors in the second and ... More


Introduction: What Is Declamation?

Martin T. Dinter and Charles Guérin

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introduction explains the nature of ‘declamation’, not only in terms of the genre’s specific attributes but also in comparison with other Latin literary forms such as epic, satire, ... More


Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Martin T. Dinter, Charles Guérin, and Marcos Martinho dos Santos (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Situated at the crossroads of rhetoric and fiction, the genre of declamatio offers its practitioners the freedom to experiment with new forms of discourse. This volume places the literariness of ... More


The Bitter Medicine of History: Seneca the Elder on the Genre of Declamation

Yelena Baraz

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates how Seneca the Elder negotiates the generic position of declamation in his Controversiae and Suasoriae. It argues that his practice shows a perception of close generic ... More


Declamation, Greek and Latin

Michael Winterbottom

Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi, and Giuseppe Russo (eds)

in Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836056
eISBN:
9780191873423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836056.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper, which started life as a lecture in the University of Genoa (published in 1983), stresses the fundamental importance of Greek declamation as forerunner of and background to the more ... More


Physical Excess as a Marker of Genre in the Elder Seneca

Anthony Corbeill

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter stems from the observation that physical eloquence is often relegated to lesser importance than its linguistic counterpart in Senecan declamation, especially when compared to the wealth ... More


Seneca and the Past

Martin T. Dinter

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the preface to Book 1 of his Controversiae, Seneca claims to have written out his accounts of Roman declaimers and their speeches from memory. By attributing preternatural powers of recollection ... More


Objection!: Contesting Taste and Space in Seneca’s Declamatory Arena

Jonathan E. Mannering

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter stems from Seneca the Elder’s dedication of the Controversiae to both his sons and the ‘people’: the double audience implied by these opening statements extends throughout the ... More


The Use of the Apostrophe and the Fictionality of Declamation

Stefan Feddern

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Building on van Mal-Maeder’s work on fictionality in Roman declamation, this chapter examines the poetics of declamation in Seneca the Elder’s compilations. When read from a literary standpoint, ... More


Nomination and Systematization in Seneca’s Controversiae

Orazio Cappello

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the praxis and theory of onomatothesis in Roman declamation by outlining how Seneca uses proper names and onomastic formulae in his Controversiae. By connecting declamatory ... More


The Ocean (Seneca Suas. 1): Community Rules for a Common Literary Topic

Bart Huelsenbeck

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter traces a single motif—that of the ‘Ocean’—within Seneca’s Suasoriae. This theme spans the declamations of Argentarius, Pompeius Silo, Moschus, Musa, Albucius Silus, and Papirius ... More


The Mythical Exempla of Faithful Heroines in Seneca the Elder’s work: Literary Occurrences of a Declamatory Device

Beatrice Larosa

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the literary presence of a declamatory device: the reference to mythical heroines to express the paradigm of conjugal fides. It takes its starting point from the analysis of the ... More


Laughing Is No Laughing Matter: Laughs and Laughter in Seneca the Elder’s Oeuvre

Catherine Schneider

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Seneca ends his preface to the seventh book of the Controversiae with the statement Video, quid velitis: sententias potius audire quam iocos (‘I can see what you want‚ to hear epigrams, not jokes’). ... More


Between Real and Fictional Eloquence: Some Observations on the Actio of Porcius Latro and Albucius Silus

Andrea Balbo

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In his critical edition of fragmentary Roman oratory of the Augustan and Tiberian periods, Andrea Balbo has dealt with many declaimers who were active both in the schools and the forum or during ... More


Controversial Games: Didactical Voices and the Construction of Discourse in Seneca’s Controversiae and Suasoriae

Danielle van Mal-Maeder

in Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter takes a closer look at the multiplicity of voices in the Controversiae and Suasoriae, which often clash in opinion, style, and tone. It demonstrates how these voices centre around ... More


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