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Title: Cicero on the Attack: Invective and Subversion in the Orations and Beyond
Author: Booth, Joan (ed)
Publisher: Classical Press of Wales; Publication Date: 2007
Hardcover; ISBN: 9781905125197
Volumes: 1; Pages: 220
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Eight new essays, from a distinguished international cast, examine the techniques of Cicero's verbal aggression. Analysis includes political and forensic context but also Cicero's own formal theory of rhetoric and his debts to other genres, literary and dramatic.Table of ContentsIntroduction: Man and Matter (Joan Booth)Invective and the Orator: Ciceronian Theory and Practice (J. G. F. Powell)Ciceronian Invective: Themes and Variations (Robin Seager)Semantics and Pragmatics of Ciceronian Invective (Javier Uria)Smear and Spin: Ciceronian Tactics in De Lege Agraria II (Keith Hopwood)Name and Shame? Invective against Clodius and Others in the post-Exile Speeches (Catherine Steel)Acting the Part: Techniques of the Comic Stage in Cicero's Early Speeches Byron Harries)Greek Auxiliaries: Tragedy and Philosophy in Ciceronian Invective (Ingo Gildenhard)'What a Funny Consul we have!': Cicero's Dealings with Cato and Prominent Friends in Opposition (Rogier L. van der Wal).