Praise and Blame in Roman Republican Rhetoric
edited by Christopher Smith and Ralph Covino
ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-46-3 ISBN-10: 1-905125-46-1, hardback, 330pp, 2010, GB £50
 
Cicero, and others in the Roman Republic, were masters of both invective and panegyric, two hugely important genres in ancient oratory, which influenced the later theory and practice of rhetoric. The papers in this volume address strategies of vituperation and eulogy within the Republic, and examine the mechanisms and effects of praise and blame.
 
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