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Political Oratory & Rhetoric in The Classical & Hellenistic Periods - 25-26/04/2019, London

The Department of Greek and Latin is hosting an international colloquium on political oratory and rhetoric in the Classical and Hellenistic periods. Although much significant research has been done on Greek political oratory, especially in Classical Athens, and studies have focused on subjects related to deliberative speeches, there are still many questions which demand an answer and others which have yet to be asked. These questions will form the focus of an international conference which aims to bring together researchers on Greek oratory, historiography, law, and politics. Our aim is to explore the nature of political oratory and rhetoric in different periods and from a range of poleis to draw comparisons (e.g. chronological development, constitutional differences affecting political speeches) and trace trends and developments over the period in question. Ultimately, we hope to expand current discussion in and beyond Athens, explore both continuity and change in the Classical and Hellenistic periods, and examine public speech in democratic and non-democratic environments.

FECHA /DATE/DATA: 25-26/04/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University College London, Archaeology G06 Lecture Theatre (London, England)


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Reduced Fee/Concessions: £20.00

Speakers Registration: £0.00

Standard Rate: £30.00


Thursday 25th April 2019

9.30-11.00 Coffee-tea

11.00-11.15 Welcome

Session 1

11.15-11.45 Mike Edwards (RHUL), ‘Herodotus, Marathon and Miltiades’

11.50-12.20 Peter J. Rhodes (Durham), ‘Thucydidean Speeches: Talking to the Demos about Democracy’

12.25-12.55 Chris Carey (UCL), ‘Political rhetoric outside Athens: content and contexts’

13.00-14.00 Lunch break

Session 2

14.00-14.30 Lene Rubinstein (RHUL), ‘War and vulnerable non-combatants in classical deliberative and forensic oratory’

14.35-15.05 Michael Gagarin (Texas), ‘Political Rhetoric in Hellenistic Cretan Inscriptions’

15.10-15.40 Chris Kremmydas (RHUL), ‘How to address a king: representations of oratorical performances before kings in the Classical and Hellenistic periods’

15.45-16.30 Coffee/tea break


Topic: ‘Political persuasion ancient and modern’

Panel members: Henrietee van der Blom (Birmingham), Manfred Kraus (Tübingen), Christopher Reid (Queen Mary University of London), Harvey Yunis (Rice).

18.30 for 19.00 Conference dinner

Friday 26th April 2019

9.00-10.00 Coffee-tea

Session 3

10.00-10.30 Harvey Yunis (Rice), ‘The Aesthetics of Athenian Political Rhetoric’

10.35-11.05 Alberto Maffi (Milan), ‘Rhetoric and Politics in Plato and Aristotle’

11.10-11.40 Eleni Volonaki (Kalamata), ‘Οratorical practice and rhetorical theory within the context of political oratory’

11.45-12.15 Manfred Kraus (Tübingen), ‘The Paradigmatic Primacy of Political Rhetoric in Early Greek Treatises on Rhetoric’

12.15-12.45 Coffee break

Session 4

12.45-13.15 Guy Westwood (Oxford), ‘Demosthenes (and Others) on Stage: Political Rhetoric in Fourth-century Athenian Comedy’

13.20-13.50 Kostas Apostolakis (Crete), Political Rhetoric on the Rostrum and on the Stage in Fourth-century Athens’

13.50-14.50 Lunch

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