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Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Christa Gray, Andrea Balbo, Richard M. A. Marshall, and Catherine E. W. Steel

Abstract

This collection of essays explores the oratory of the Roman Republic as practised by everyone apart from Cicero. It addresses the problems arising from the partial and often unreliable evidence for these other Roman orators and investigates new ways of interpreting this evidence. The contributors seek to contextualize these fragments and testimonia, both in their original settings and over the course of their subsequent transmission, to explore a range of questions: what was said in the Roman Republic, and what counted as public speech or ‘oratory’ at Rome? Who did the speaking, and to what ex ... More

Keywords: Roman oratory, fragments, public speech at Rome, Classical Reception Studies, Cicero

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198788201
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198788201.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christa Gray, editor
Lecturer in Classics, University of Reading

Andrea Balbo, editor
Lecturer, University of Turin

Richard M. A. Marshall, editor
Lecturer and Research Associate on the 'Fragments of the Republican Roman Orators' project, University of Glasgow

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Introduction

Christa Gray, Andrea Balbo, Richard M. A. Marshall, Catherine E. W. Steel

Part A Transmission

i Republican Rome

ii Imperial Rome

6 Vis and Seruitus

S. J. Lawrence

Part B Reconstruction of the Fragments and their Social and Political Contexts

ii Oratorical Performance

14 I Said, He Said

Cristina Rosillo-López

iii Gender in Fragmentary Oratory

17 Women from the Rostra

Bill Gladhill