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Cicero the Advocate


ISBN13: 9780198152804
ISBN: 0198152809
Published: March 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £175.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780199298297



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This is the first book in English to take Cicero's forensic speeches seriously as acts of advocacy, i.e. as designed to ensure that the person he represents is acquitted or that the person he is prosecuting is found guilty. It seeks to set the speeches within the context of the court system of the Late Roman Republic and to explore in detail the strategies available to Roman advocates to win the votes of jurors.

The volume comprises a substantial introduction, fourteen chapters by prominent Ciceronian scholars in Britain, North America, and Germany, and a final chapter by a current British Appeal Court judge who comments on Cicero's techniques from the point of view of a modern advocate.

Subjects:
Roman Law and Greek Law
Contents:
Introduction

I. THEMES
1. Legal Procedure in Cicero's Time
2. Self-Reference in Cicero's Forensic Speeches
3. A Volscian Mafia? Cicero and his Italian Clients in the Forensic Speeches
4. Allusion in Cicero's Narratives
5. Cicero and the Law
6. The Rhetoric of Character in the Roman Courts
7. Audience Expectations, Invective, and Proof
8. Cicero's Perorations

II. CASE STUDIES
9. Being Economical with the Truth: What Really Happened at Lampsacus (Verrines II 1)
10. Repetition and Structure in a Civil Law Speech: The Pro Caecina
11. The Advocate as a Professional: The Role of the Patronus in Cicero's Pro Cluentio
12. Literature and Persuasion in Pro Archia
13. De Domo sua: Legal Problem and Structure
14. The Dilemma of Cicero's Speech for Ligarius

EPILOGUE
15. Cicero and the Modern Advocate