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Network seminar: Approaches to political oratory across history - 07-14/10, 11/11/2015, St Andres, E

We are delighted to invite you to our autumn seminar series which showcases three experts in political rhetoric who will discuss three different approaches to political oratory in three different historical periods. Speakers include an expert in Late Antiquity, a classicist speaking on the modern reception of the Roman orator Cicero, and an academic specialist in modern political speech.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 07-14/10, 11/11/2015

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of St. Andrews - University of Edinburgh - University of Glasgow (Scotland)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Henriette van der Blom (Lecturer in Classics, University of Glasgow); Ernest Schonfield (Lecturer in German, University of Glasgow); Gesine Manuwald (Professor of Latin and Greek, University College London); Dominic Berry (Senior Lecturer in Classics, University of Edinburgh); Jon Hesk (Senior Lecturer in Greek & Classical Studies, University of St Andrews)

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If you wish to attend, please contact Ray Laurence –


St Andrews

Wednesday 7 October 2015, 4.05pm

Professor emerita Gillian Clark (Bristol University) will speak on: ‘Speaking to the community: late antique sermons as political oratory’


Wednesday 14 October 2015, 5.10pm

Dr Lynn Fotheringham (University of Nottingham) will speak on: ‘Attitudes to oratory in modern biographies of Cicero’


Wednesday 11 November 2015, 5pm

Professor James Martin (Goldsmith’s, University of London) will speak on:

‘Beyond Pathos: Enjoyment as a Rhetorical Factor’

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