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The Resource Cicero's use of judicial theater, Jon Hall

Cicero's use of judicial theater, Jon Hall

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Cicero's use of judicial theater
Title
Cicero's use of judicial theater
Statement of responsibility
Jon Hall
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" In Cicero's Use of Judicial Theater, Jon Hall examines Cicero's use of showmanship in the Roman law-courts, looking in particular at the nonverbal devices that he employs during his speeches as he attempts to manipulate opinion. Cicero's speeches in the law-courts often incorporate theatrical devices including the use of family relatives as props during emotional appeals, exploitation of tears and supplication, and the wearing of specially dirtied attire by defendants during a trial, all of which contrast strikingly with the practices of the modem advocate. Hall investigates how Cicero successfully deployed these techniques and why they played such a prominent part in the Roman courts. These "judicial theatrics" are rarely discussed by the ancient rhetorical handbooks, and Cicero's Judicial Theater argues that their successful use by Roman orators derives largely from the inherent theatricality of aristocratic life in ancient Rome--most of the devices deployed in the courts appear elsewhere in the social and political activities of the elite. While Cicero's Judicial Theater will be of interest primarily to professional scholars and students studying the speeches of Cicero, its wider analyses, both of Roman cultural customs and the idiosyncratic practices of the law-courts, will prove relevant also to social historians, as well as historians of legal procedure"--
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1961-
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Hall, Jon
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin
  • Oratory, Ancient
  • Theater
  • Oratory, Ancient
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin
  • Theater
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Cicero's use of judicial theater, Jon Hall
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780472052202
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014007569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)869346341
Label
Cicero's use of judicial theater, Jon Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780472052202
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014007569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)869346341

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