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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Fall 2005

LAT 383 • Roman Oratory

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31045 W
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
WAG 10
Riggsby

Course Description

We will survey Roman oratory from its earliest recorded forms to the end of the first century A.D. Naturally, we will focus on Cicero, but will also treat other Republican orators preserved in fragments, the declaimers, and Pliny the Younger. Topics to be covered include: self-fashioning, audience expectations, the canonical types of oratory, oratory and texuality, the "rise and fall" of oratory, and oratory and the law.

Texts

Cicero, Orationes (vol. 1) Oxford University Press Cicero, Orationes (vol. 4) OUP Seneca the Elder, Declamations (vol. 1) Harvard University Press

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