Hellenistic Oratory: Continuity and Change

Hardcover | July 6, 2013

EditorChristos Kremmydas, Kathryn Tempest

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Hellenistic oratory remains an elusive subject as not one Greek speech has survived from the end of the fourth century BC until the beginning of the first century AD. This collection of fourteen interdisciplinary essays offers a wide-ranging study of the different ways in which Hellenisticoratory can be approached.Written by a team of leading scholars in the field, it examines the different kinds of evidence which shed light on the dynamic character of oratory during the Hellenistic period. All essays stress the pervasive influence of Hellenistic oratory and survey its different manifestations in diverseliterary genres and socio-political contexts, especially the dialogue between the Greek oratorical tradition and the developing oratorical practices at Rome.The volume opens with a detailed introduction, which sets the study of Hellenistic oratory within the context of current trends in Hellenistic history and rhetoric, and closes with an afterword which underlines the vibrancy and sophistication of oratory during this period. It will appeal to allstudents and scholars of Hellenistic history, society, and the history of rhetoric.

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Hellenistic oratory remains an elusive subject as not one Greek speech has survived from the end of the fourth century BC until the beginning of the first century AD. This collection of fourteen interdisciplinary essays offers a wide-ranging study of the different ways in which Hellenisticoratory can be approached.Written by a team of ...

Dr Christos Kremmydas is a Lecturer in Greek History and a member of the Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric at the Department of Classics and Philosophy of Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr Kathryn Tempest is a Senior Lecturer in Roman History and Literature at the Department of Humanities at the University of Roehampton.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:July 6, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199654314

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PrefaceList of ContributorsChristos Kremmydas and Kathryn Tempest: Introduction: Exploring Oratory in the Hellenistic WorldPart One: HELLENISTIC ORATORY IN RHETORICAL THEORY AND LITERATURE1. John Thornton: Oratory in Polybius Histories2. Michael J. Edwards: Dionysius and Isaeus3. Eleni Volonaki: The Art of Persuasion in Jason's Speeches: Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica4. Gunther Martin: Praise and Persuasion: The Role of Rhetoric in Theocritus Poetry5. Christopher Carey: Rhetoric in (the other) Menander6. Edith Hall: Rhetorical Actors and Other Versatile Hellenistic VocalistsPart Two: ORATORY IN THE HELLENISTIC SCHOOLS AND ASSEMBLIES7. Christos Kremmydas: Hellenistic Oratory and the Evidence of Rhetorical Exercises8. Lene Rubinstein: Spoken Words, Written Submissions, and Diplomatic Conventions: The Importance and Impact of Oral Performance in Hellenistic Inter-polis Relations9. Angelos Chaniotis: Paradoxon, Enargeia, Empathy: Hellenistic Decrees and Hellenistic OratoryPart Three: CONTINUITY AND CONVERGENCE: FROM GREECE TO ROME10. Jonathan G. F. Powell: The Embassy of the Three Philosophers to Rome in 155 BC11. Jula Wildberger: Stertinian Rhetoric: Pre-Imperial Stoic Theory and Practice of Public Discourse12. Gesine Manuwald: Oratory on the Stage in Republican Rome13. Kathryn Tempest: Hellenistic Oratory at Rome: Cicero's Pro Marcello14. Stanley Porter: Hellenistic Oratory and Paul of TarsusGraham Shipley: Afterword: Hellenistic Oratory in ContextBibliographyIndex