Community and Communication

Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome
Author(s): 
Steel, Catherine
Author(s): 
van der Blom, Henriette
ISBN: 
9780199641895
Date published: 
January 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£80.00

The volume looks at the role of oratory in Roman public life and marks a shift in the debate away from Cicero and the analysis of his oratory towards the ways in which speech could be used by politicians and the factors, such as audience, speaker personality, and opposition, which were used with oratory to make speakers successful or unsuccessful.