Institutions and Ideology in Republican Rome: Speech, Audience and Decision

van der Blom, H., Gray, C. and Steel, C. (Eds.) (2018) Institutions and Ideology in Republican Rome: Speech, Audience and Decision. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781108429016

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This volume brings together a distinguished international group of researchers to explore public speech in Republican Rome in its institutional and ideological contexts. The focus throughout is on the interaction between argument, speaker, delivery and action. The chapters consider how speeches acted alongside other factors - such as the identity of the speaker, his alliances, the deployment of invective against opponents, physical location and appearance of other members of the audience, and non-rhetorical threats or incentives - to affect the beliefs and behaviour of the audience. Together they offer a range of approaches to these issues and bring attention back to the content of public speech in Republican Rome as well as its form and occurrence. The book will be of interest not only to ancient historians, but also to those working on ancient oratory and to historians and political theorists working on public speech.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Steel, Professor Catherine
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Classics
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
565741The Fragments of Republican Roman OratoryCatherine SteelEuropean Research Council (ERC)N/AHU - CLASSICS