Profession and Performance: Aspects of oratory in the Greco-Roman World

Autore: Kremmydas, Christos & Powell, Jonathan & Rubinstein, Lene, [Ed.]
Titolo: Profession and Performance: Aspects of oratory in the Greco-Roman World
Luogo edizione: London
Editore: Institute of Classical Studies - Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplements 123
Anno edizione: 2013
Pagine: 140
Parole chiave: Éloquence - Eloquenza - Eloquence, Rhétorique - Retorica - Rhetorics
Descrizione: This volume brings together six papers relating to oratory and orators in public fora of Classical Greece and Rome. Edwards and Bers explore aspects of oratorical delivery in the Athenian courts and Assembly, including the demands placed on orators by the physical settings. Tempest examines the conceptions of oratorical competence and incompetence, particularly in respect of performance, as they are implied in Cicero’s criticisms of the rival prosecutor in the trial of Verres. Papers by Karambelas and Powell look at evidence for the importance of advocacy in the Second Sophistic and the late Roman Empire respectively. In an introduction, the editors discuss recurrent themes connected with the orator’s competence and performance, while the final paper of the volume, by Lord Justice Laws, reflects on the continuing relevance of rhetoric in the modern, highly professionalised practice of the law in England.Contents : 1. Mike Edwards, Hypokrites in Action: Delivery in Greek Rhetoric ; 2. Victor Bers, Performing the Speech in Athenian Courtsand Assembly: Adjusting the Act to Fit the Bema?;  3.Kathryn Tempest,  Staging a Prosecution: Aspects of  Performance in Cicero’s Verrines ; 4. Dimitris Karambela, Synegoroi as ‘Healers’ in the Social Imagination of the Imperial Age ; 5. Jonathan Powell, The exploits of Honorius: Evidence forRoman Advocacy in the time of Justinian ; 6. Sir John Laws, The Rhetoric of the Common Law
Sigla autore: Kremmydas et alii 2013