A Companion to Roman Rhetoric.

Hall, Jonathan M.

A Companion to Roman Rhetoric. - 1st ed. - 1 online resource (546 pages) - Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Ser. . - Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Ser. .

Intro -- A COMPANION TO ROMAN RHETORIC -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Preface -- Texts and Abbreviations -- Part I Approaching Rhetoric -- 1 Confronting Roman Rhetoric -- 2 Modern Critical Approaches to Roman Rhetoric -- 3 Greek Rhetoric Meets Rome: Expansion, Resistance, and Acculturation -- 4 Native Roman Rhetoric: Plautus and Terence -- 5 Roman Oratory Before Cicero: The Elder Cato and Gaius Gracchus -- Part II Rhetoric and Its Social Context -- 6 Rhetorical Education and Social Reproduction in the Republic and Early Empire -- 7 Virile Tongues: Rhetoric and Masculinity -- 8 Oratory, Rhetoric, and Politics in the Republic -- 9 Oratory and Politics in the Empire -- 10 Roman Senatorial Oratory -- 11 Panegyric -- 12 Roman Oratorical Invective -- Part III Systematizing Rhetoric -- 13 Roman Rhetorical Handbooks -- 14 Elocutio: Latin Prose Style -- 15 Memory and the Roman Orator -- 16 Wit and Humor in Roman Rhetoric -- 17 Oratorical Delivery and the Emotions: Theory and Practice -- Part IV Rhetoricians and Orators -- 18 Lost Orators of Rome -- 19 Cicero as Rhetorician -- 20 Cicero as Orator -- 21 Grammarians and Rhetoricians -- 22 Roman Declamation: The Elder Seneca and Quintilian -- 23 Quintilian as Rhetorician and Teacher -- 24 Tacitus and Pliny on Oratory -- 25 Rhetoric and the Second Sophistic -- 26 Roman Rhetoric and Its Afterlife -- Part V Rhetoric and Roman Literature -- 27 Rhetoric and Literature at Rome -- 28 Rhetoric and Epic: Vergil's Aeneid and Lucan's Bellum Civile -- 29 Rhetoric and Satire: Horace, Persius, and Juvenal -- 30 Rhetoric and Ovid -- 31 Rhetoric and the Younger Seneca -- 32 Rhetoric and Historiography -- Bibliography -- Glossary of Technical Terms -- Index Locorum -- General Index.

"This Blackwell Companion successfully communicates the efflorescence of Roman rhetorical practices and the centrality of rhetoric in Roman thought." (Classical World, June 2009) "Students at all levels will benefit from reading these essays, both for their intrinsic scholarship and for the guidance they give, through copious bibliographical reference, towards further research…an important contribution to Blackwell's catalogue of classical titles." (The Classical Review, Vol 58 No. 1 2008) "Dominik and Hall's [book] will be welcomed by those seeking capable introductions to the areas it treats. Through an array of open-minded contributions [it] usefully introduces the main scholarly issues in Roman rhetoric and oratory, outlining how far the field has come and the opportunities and complications that lie ahead."(Bryn Mawr Classical Review) "A significant major contribution that adds further prestige to a very major series." (Reference Reviews) "A short review cannot begin to do justice to the immense range of material covered here … This excellent Companion will tell most readers all they need to know about Roman rhetoric." (Journal of Classics Teaching) "This welcome addition … fills a void long empty in classical scholarship … . Every library, if not every Classics department, should own a copy." (New England Classical Journal).


Rhetoric, Ancient.

Electronic books.

PA2311.C66 2007