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State of speech : rhetoric and political thought in ancient rome.

Author: Joy Connolly
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Princeton Univ Press, 2013.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Connolly
ISBN: 0691162255 9780691162256
OCLC Number: 863199645
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Contents: Acknowledgments xiAbbreviations used xiiiIntroduction: Rhetoric and political thought 1Chapter One: Founding the state of speech 23Politics in public 30Ideology and power 38Expressions of traditional authority 47The rhetoric of equality 56The rationalized republic 65Chapter Two: Naturalized citizens 77The nature of republics 82Introducing the problem: The Ciceronian preface 89Rome, naturally 104Hybridity 113Chapter Three: The body politic 118The problem with philosophers 121The corporeal citizen 130A theory of political communication 137An alternative history of the self 148Fragility 151Chapter Four: The aesthetics of virtue 158The problem of liberty 158The republic of passions 163Decorum: Enactment of civic love 169Catullus's republican rhetoric 175Oratory and liberty, decorum and consent 185Falling in love with the law 191Chapter Five: Republican theater 198Being and seeming 200The civic stage 211Women and speech 214The best orator 223The terrors of collectivity 231Chapter Six: Imperial reenactments 237Replay and parody 239Reading resistance in Augustan declamation 242Quintilian: A republican education for autocracy 254Conclusion: The Ciceronian citizen in a global world 262Bibliography 275Ancient sources 293Index 295


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