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Cicero the Advocate


ISBN13: 9780199298297
ISBN: 0199298297
Published: March 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £60.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780198152804



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This work is a collection of contributions by prominent Ciceronian scholars on Cicero's forensic speeches as examples of advocacy designed to secure a verdict, setting the speeches in the context of the Roman court system and of ancient rhetoric, discussing the nature of advocacy ancient and modern, analysing Cicero's various techniques of persuasion, and examining a number of speeches in detail as case studies.

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