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Teaching Roman Oratory beyond Cicero - 09/11/2016, Glasgow (Scotland)


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Is it possible to teach Roman oratory without resorting to Cicero? This colloquium, part of the European Research Council-funded project ‘The Fragments of the Republican Roman Orators’, based at the University of Glasgow, seeks to explore this question.

The purpose of the day is to consider whether it is possible to teach Roman oratory with reference to orators other than Cicero, particularly for the period prior to 27 B.C., and if so, what kinds of materials and approaches are required. The colloquium will consider the needs of both undergraduate and post-graduate students. Keynote speakers are Luke Pitcher, Lynn Fotheringham, and Federico Santangelo.


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 09/11/2016


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Glasgow, Glasgow (Scotland)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Professor Catherine Steel ; Dr Richard Marshall

INFO: web - catherine.steel@glasgow.ac.uk ; richard.marshall@glasgow.ac.uk

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Confirmed speakers: Catherine Steel, 'Teaching fragmentary oratory: some dos and don'ts' Luke Pitcher, '"Lately instructed in Greek matters" - Possibilities and Problems in Greek Versions of Roman Republican Rhetoric' Lynn Fotheringham, 'Starting with Cicero: some teaching-issues around oratorical language' Federico Santangelo, 'Oratory in Sallust' Jennifer Hilder, 'From theory to practice: teaching Roman oratory with the Rhetorica ad Herennium' Christopher Burden-Strevens, 'Avoiding Cicero? The progymnasmata as alternative route to Roman oratory in the Imperial period'

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