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The state of speech : rhetoric and political thought in Ancient Rome

Author: Joy Connolly
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
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Rhetorical theory, the core of Roman education, taught rules of public speaking that are still influential today. But Roman rhetoric has long been regarded as having little important to say about political ideas. The State of Speech presents a forceful challenge to this view. The first book to read Roman rhetorical writing as a mode of political thought, it focuses on Rome's greatest practitioner and theorist of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Connolly, Joy, 1970-
State of speech.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2007
(DLC) 2007007150
(OCoLC)85783240
Named Person: Marcus Tullius Cicero; Marcus Tullius Cicero; Marcus Tullius Cicero; Marcus Tullius Cicero
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Connolly
ISBN: 9781400827947 1400827949
OCLC Number: 437429651
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 304 p.)
Contents: Rhetoric and political thought --
Founding the state of speech --
Naturalized citizens --
The body politic --
The aesthetics of virtue --
Republican theater --
Imperial reenactments --
The Ciceronian citizen in a global world.
Responsibility: Joy Connolly.

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Focuses on Rome's practitioner and theorist of public speech, Cicero. This book shows how Cicero's treatment of the Greek rhetorical tradition's central questions is shaped by his ideal of the  Read more...

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