Cicero The Advocate

Paperback | April 13, 2006

EditorJonathan Powell, Jeremy Paterson

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A collection of contributions by prominent Ciceronian scholars on Cicero's forensic speeches as examples of advocacy designed to secure a verdict, setting the speeches in the context of the Roman court system and of ancient rhetoric, discussing the nature of advocacy ancient and modern,analysing Cicero's various techniques of persuasion, and examining a number of speeches in detail as case studies.

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A collection of contributions by prominent Ciceronian scholars on Cicero's forensic speeches as examples of advocacy designed to secure a verdict, setting the speeches in the context of the Roman court system and of ancient rhetoric, discussing the nature of advocacy ancient and modern,analysing Cicero's various techniques of persuasio...

Jonathan Powell is Professor of Latin, Royal Holloway, University of London. Jeremy Paterson is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:April 13, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199298297

ISBN - 13:9780199298297

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Table of Contents

Jonathan Powell and Jeremy Paterson: IntroductionI. Themes1. Andrew Lintott: Legal Procedure in Cicero's Time2. Jeremy Paterson: Self-Reference in Cicero's Forensic Speeches3. Kathryn Lomas: A Volscian Mafia? Cicero and his Italian Clients in the Forensic Speeches4. David Levene: Allusion in Cicero's Narratives5. Jill Harries: Cicero and the Law6. Andrew Riggsby: The Rhetoric of Character in the Roman Courts7. Christopher Craig: Audience Expectations, Invective, and Proof8. Michael Winterbottom: Cicero's PerorationsII. Case Studies9. Catherine Steel: Being Economical with the Truth: What Really Happened at Lampsacus (Verrines II 1)10. Lynn Fotheringham: Repetition and Structure in a Civil Law Speech: The Pro Caecina11. Christopher Burnand: The Advocate as a Professional: The Role of the Patronus in Cicero's Pro Cluentio12. Dominic Berry: Literature and Persuasion in Pro Archia13. Wilfried Stroh: De Domo sua: Legal Problem and Structure14. Jeff Johnson: The Dilemma of Cicero's Speech for LigariusEpilogue15. John Laws: Cicero and the Modern Advocate

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`Skilled editors and a team of experts offer what is effectively an `Oxford Companion to Cicero's Forensic Speeches' - and a boon companion it is . . . Highly recommended.'Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries