Oratory in Pieces
The Fragments of Republican Roman Speech
Date limite : 6 septembre 2014
University of Turin, April 15th – 17th 2015
Call for papers
Oratory was a key aspect of politics and public life in Republican Rome in both theory and practice. Yet our understanding of its workings is dominated by Cicero. This colloquium, part of the European Research Council-funded project ‘The Fragments of Republican Roman Oratory' based at the University of Glasgow (www.frro.gla.ac.uk), seeks to engage with the oratory of the Roman Republic as practiced by speakers other than Cicero, with a particular focus on the surviving fragments of non-Ciceronian oratory.
Themes to explore include: the language and style of orators other than Cicero; the contribution of oratorical fragments and testimonia to a history of Republican oratory and rhetoric; the relationship between oratory and other genres; the nature of oratorical fragments; oratorical fragments and the law; and the reception history of non-Ciceronian oratory of the Roman Republic from the triumviral period onwards.
of the colloquium are Italian and English; any subsequent publication will be in English.
Lieu de la manifestation : Turin
Organisation : Catherine Steel
Source : Classicists