Form and Function in Roman Oratory by D. H. BerryForm and Function in Roman Oratory by D. H. Berry

Form and Function in Roman Oratory

EditorD. H. Berry, Andrew Erskine

Hardcover | September 13, 2010

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In this book Roman oratory is explored from the perspective of form and function. Leading scholars in the field of Latin prose consider not only the speeches of Cicero, Pliny, Apuleius and the later panegyrists, but also those found in Roman philosophical writing, and in the histories of Caesar, Sallust, Livy and Tacitus. In each case, analysis of the interplay of form and function takes us to the heart of the process by which the author's aims are realised. The book also considers the functions of texts within speeches, the functions of not speaking and the representation of oratorical 'form' in Roman sculpture. An original and wide-ranging study, Form and Function in Roman Oratory will appeal to scholars and students with interests in Roman oratory, historiography, philosophy and art.
Title:Form and Function in Roman OratoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:September 13, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521768950

ISBN - 13:9780521768955


Table of Contents

Contributors; Preface; List of figures; 1. Form and function D. H. Berry and Andrew Erskine; Part I. The Orator and His Setting: 2. Court procedure and rhetorical strategy in Cicero J. G. F. Powell; 3. Tribunician sacrosanctity and oratorical performance in the late republic Catherine Steel; 4. Togate statues and petrified orators Glenys Davies; Part II. Rhetorical Strategies: 5. Means and ends of Indignatio in Cicero's Pro Roscio Amerino Christopher Craig; 6. Form as global strategy in Cicero's Second Catilinarian Andrew M. Riggsby; 7. The form and function of narrative in panegyric Roger Rees; 8. Unending praise: Pliny and ending panegyric Bruce Gibson; Part III. Texts in Speeches: 9. The function of a divinely inspired text in Cicero's De harvspicvm responsis Anthony Corbeill; 10. Debate at a distance: a unique rhetorical strategy in Cicero's Thirteenth Philippic John T. Ramsey; 11. The function of verse quotations in Apuleius' speeches: making the case with Plato Regine May; Part IV. Speeches in Philosophy: 12. Teaching philosophy, a form or function of Roman oratory: Velleius' speech in Cicero's De Natvra Deorvm Carl Joachim Classen; 13. Form and function of speech in the prose work of the younger Seneca Harry Hine; Part V. Speeches in Historiography: 14. Catiline's speeches in Sallust's Bellvm Catilinae William W. Batstone; 15. Speech and silence in Caesar's Bellvm Gallicvm Christina Shuttleworth Kraus; 16. Rhetorical history: the struggle of the orders in Livy Christopher Smith; 17. Oratory in Tacitus' Annals Roland Mayer; 18. Aliena Facvndia: Seneca in Tacitus A. J. Woodman; Notes; Abbreviations and bibliography; Indexes.

Editorial Reviews

"An excellent resource for specialists in literary criticism, Roman oratory, philosophy, and historiography." --Choice