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Ancient Texts and Ancient Contexts

Peter Liddel

in Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226580
eISBN:
9780191710186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226580.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the city‐state (polis) as the chief unit of analysis, and the chronological focus on Athens from the time of the outbreak of the Social War 357 to the establishment of the ... More


The Rhetoric of Character in the Roman Courts

Andrew M. Riggsby

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers three problems in Roman (primarily Ciceronian) oratory and rhetoric surrounding the notion of character during a prosecution. The first is the question of how forensic oratory ... More


Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Malcolm Heath

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book reassesses the late 3rd-century Greek rhetorician Menander of Laodicea (Menander Rhetor). Menander is generally regarded as a specialist in epideictic, as such, he is often considered an ... More


Demosthenes, Son of Demosthenes

Ian Worthington

in Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199931958
eISBN:
9780199980628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Demosthenes' birth year, family, trouble youth and upbringing, being swindled by his guardians, his successful indictment of them, his early career as a speechwriter, how he ... More


Structure of the New Science

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter comments on the structure of the New Science. The New Science has been interpreted in philosophical terms, which dwells on its theory of knowledge, or in political terms, which places ... More


Oratory in Polybius’ Histories

John Thornton

in Hellenistic Oratory: Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199654314
eISBN:
9780191751370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654314.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the evidence for oratory in Polybius' Histories and stresses the prominent role given to speeches. It distinguishes three types of speeches current in Polybius' world: ... More


. Greek Oratory

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Like comedy, Athenian forensic oratory provides insight into popular attitudes toward homosexual practices. The orators give a rich store of valuable information about Greek daily life and thus ... More


Republican Satire in the Dock: Forensic Rhetoric in Lucilius

Ian Goh

in Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198788201
eISBN:
9780191830167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788201.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter treats the account of the courtroom activities—Q. Mucius Scaevola Augur defending himself when brought to trial for extortion in 119 BC by T. Albucius—in book 2 of Gaius Lucilius’ ... More


. Judicial Rhetoric: Second Corinthians

George A. Kennedy

in New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807841204
eISBN:
9781469616261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807841204.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter highlights judicial rhetoric which is sometimes called “forensic” oratory, and is primarily engaged by lawyers and law courts during trials. The main purpose of this judicial rhetoric is ... More


Narratives of Phthonos

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores some evidence for the emotion of phthonos in ancient Greek culture, exploring the diverse ways in which it is employed in different literary genres, and its role in signalling ... 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


Disputes

S. C. Humphreys

in Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198788249
eISBN:
9780191830204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788249.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

No further definitions of kin were formalized after Solon’s legislation, but in a highly law-conscious society there is ample evidence of disputes between kin. This chapter aims to reconstruct the ... More


‘Dangerous Women’

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes its title from a phrase used by Michael Jameson to describe the women who were brought to court in ancient Athens in this period. This chapter builds on Jameson’s arguments, ... More


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