The Declamations of Calpurnius Flaccus

The Declamations of Calpurnius Flaccus

The first English translation and commentary for the Declamations of Calpurnius Flaccus (ca. 2nd c.

Author: Calpurnius Flaccus

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004329386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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The first English translation and commentary for the Declamations of Calpurnius Flaccus (ca. 2nd c. A.D.), accompanied by an improved Latin text and general introduction. These rhetorical exercises were the focus of Roman higher education, and thus formed a major influence on Roman literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading Roman Declamation Calpurnius Flaccus

Reading Roman Declamation   Calpurnius Flaccus

This volume is of interest to students and scholars of Rhetoric and Roman Literature. If you are interested in Roman Declamation, we also recommend the volume on the Declamations Ascribed to Quintilian by the same editors to you.

Author: Martin T. Dinter

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110401639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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As a genre situated at the crossroad of rhetoric and fiction declamatio offers the freedom to experiment with new forms of discourse. Placing the literariness of declamatio into the spotlight, this volume showcases declamation as a realm of genuine literary creation with its own theoretical underpinning, literary technique and generic conventions. Focusing on the oeuvre of Calpurnius Flaccus this volume demonstrates that these texts constitute a genre on their own, the rhetorical and literary framework of which remains not yet fully mapped. Contributions from an international group of leading scholars from the field of Roman Literature and Rhetoric will explore the question of how Roman Declamation functions as a literary genre. This volume investigates the literary technique and the generic conventions of declamatio in its social, pedagocial and ethical context to determine “the poetics” of Roman Declamation. This volume is of interest to students and scholars of Rhetoric and Roman Literature. If you are interested in Roman Declamation, we also recommend the volume on the Declamations Ascribed to Quintilian by the same editors to you.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modern Critical Theory and Classical Literature

Modern Critical Theory and Classical Literature

By far the smallest of the Roman declamation collections are the Excerpta of Calpurnius Flaccus . The work contains no commentary of another party ( as in Seneca and the Minor Declamations ) and , of course , it does not preserve full ...

Author: Irene J. F. De Jong

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004095713

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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In recent decades the study of literature in Europe and the Americas has been profoundly influenced by modern critical theory in its various forms, whether Structuralism or Deconstructionism, Hermeneutics, Reader-Response Theory or Rezeptionsasthetik, Semiotics or Narratology, Marxist, feminist, neo-historical, psychoanalytical or other perspectives. Whilst the value and validity of such approaches to literature is still a matter of some dispute, not least among classical scholars, they have had a substantial impact on the study both of classical literatures and of the mentalite of Greece and Rome. In an attempt to clarify issues in the debate, the eleven contributors to this volume were asked to produce a representative collection of essays to illustrate the applicability of some of the new approaches to Greek and Latin authors or literary forms and problems. The scope of the volume was deliberately limited to literary investigation, broadly construed, of Greek and Roman authors. Broader areas of the history and culture of the ancient world impinge in the essays, but are not their central focus. The volume also contains a separate bibliography, offering for the first time a complete bibliography of classical studies which incorporate modern critical theory.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Law and Ethics in Greek and Roman Declamation

Law and Ethics in Greek and Roman Declamation

This volume, which contains thirteen essays from an international team of scholars, engages with the multidisciplinary nature of declamation, focusing in particular on the various interactions in declamation between rhetoric, literature, ...

Author: Eugenio Amato

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110402087

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 342

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Ancient declamation—the practice of delivering speeches on the basis of fictitious scenarios—defies easy categorization. It stands at the crossroads of several modern disciplines. It is only within the past few decades that the full complexity of declamation, and the promise inherent in its study, have come to be recognized. This volume, which contains thirteen essays from an international team of scholars, engages with the multidisciplinary nature of declamation, focusing in particular on the various interactions in declamation between rhetoric, literature, law, and ethics. Contributions pursue a range of topics, but also complement each other. Separate essays by Brescia, Lentano, and Lupi explore social roles—their tensions and expectations—as defined through declamation. With similar emphasis on historical circumstances, Quiroga Puertas and Tomassi consider the adaptation of rhetorical material to frame contemporary realities. Schwartz draws attention to the sometimes hazy borderline between declamation and the courtroom. The relationship between laws and declamation, a topic of abiding importance, is examined in studies by Berti, Breij, and Johansson. Also with an eye to the complex interaction between laws and declamation, Pasetti offers a narratological analysis of cases of poisoning. Citti discovers the concept of natural law represented in declamatory material. While looking at a case of extreme cruelty, Huelsenbeck evaluates the nature of declamatory language, emphasizing its use as an integral instrument of performance events. Zinsmaier looks at discourse on the topic of torture in rhetorical and legal contexts.
Categories: Literary Collections

Speaking Volumes

Speaking Volumes

Examples of controversiae in adult declamation a. Calpurnius Flaccus, Declamationum Excerpta 31 (L. A. Sussman, The Declamations of Calpurnius Flaccus: Text, Translation, and Commentary [Leiden, 1994]). Adulterae soror et mater Et ...

Author: Janet Watson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004351028

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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This collection of essays provides a valuable cross-section of recent research into the interrelationship of orality and literacy in the ancient Greek and Roman world.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

“Metarhetoric" in Ps.-Quintilian's Major Declamations', in M. Dinter, C. Guérin, and M. Martinho (eds.), Reading Roman Declamation. ... Sussman, L. A. (1994), The Declamations of Calpurnius Flaccus (Leiden, New York, and Cologne).

Author: Michael Winterbottom

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192573056

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

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Declamation - the practice of training young men to speak in public by setting them to compose and deliver speeches on fictional legal cases - was central to the Greek and Roman educational systems over many centuries and has been the subject of a recent explosion of scholarly interest. The work of Michael Winterbottom has been seminal in this regard, and the present volume brings together a broad selection of his scholarly articles and reviews published since 1964, creating an authoritative and accessible resource for this burgeoning field of study. The assembled papers focus on two related topics: the rhetorician Quintilian and ancient declamation in practice. Quintilian, who taught rhetoric at Rome in the second half of the first century AD, was the author of the Institutio Oratoria, a key text for Roman educational practice, rhetoric, and literary criticism. Subjects explored in the present collection range widely over not only the establishment and interpretation of the text and its literary and historical context, but also Quintilian's views on inspiration, morality, philosophy, and declamation, of which he was a practitioner. While the volume also offers detailed examinations of the texts and interpretations of a wide range of Latin and Greek authors of declamations, such as Seneca the Elder, Sopatros, and Ennodius, there is a particular focus on two collections wrongly attributed to Quintilian, the so-called 'Minor' and 'Major Declamations'. A major re-assessment of the manuscript tradition of the latter collection is published here for the first time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Law and Ethics in Greek and Roman Declamation

Law and Ethics in Greek and Roman Declamation

Russell, Donald Andrew, Greek Declamation (Cambridge–New York: Cambridge UP, 1983). Russell, Donald Andrew (ed. ... The Lesser Declamations, 2 vols. ... The Declamations of Calpurnius Flaccus (Leiden– New York–Köln: Brill, 1994).

Author: Eugenio Amato

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110401882

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 342

View: 884

Ancient declamation—the practice of delivering speeches on the basis of fictitious scenarios—defies easy categorization. It stands at the crossroads of several modern disciplines. It is only within the past few decades that the full complexity of declamation, and the promise inherent in its study, have come to be recognized. This volume, which contains thirteen essays from an international team of scholars, engages with the multidisciplinary nature of declamation, focusing in particular on the various interactions in declamation between rhetoric, literature, law, and ethics. Contributions pursue a range of topics, but also complement each other. Separate essays by Brescia, Lentano, and Lupi explore social roles—their tensions and expectations—as defined through declamation. With similar emphasis on historical circumstances, Quiroga Puertas and Tomassi consider the adaptation of rhetorical material to frame contemporary realities. Schwartz draws attention to the sometimes hazy borderline between declamation and the courtroom. The relationship between laws and declamation, a topic of abiding importance, is examined in studies by Berti, Breij, and Johansson. Also with an eye to the complex interaction between laws and declamation, Pasetti offers a narratological analysis of cases of poisoning. Citti discovers the concept of natural law represented in declamatory material. While looking at a case of extreme cruelty, Huelsenbeck evaluates the nature of declamatory language, emphasizing its use as an integral instrument of performance events. Zinsmaier looks at discourse on the topic of torture in rhetorical and legal contexts.
Categories: Literary Collections

Ethics Identity and Community in Later Roman Declamation

Ethics  Identity  and Community in Later Roman Declamation

The Declamations of Calpurnius Flaccus. Leiden: Brill. Sussman, Lewis A. 1995. “Sons and Fathers in the Major Declamations Ascribed to Quintilian.” Rhetorica 13:179–92. Sussman, Lewis A. 1999. “Interpreting Racism in Calpurnius Flaccus ...

Author: Neil W. Bernstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199964123

Category: History

Page: 336

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Rhetorical training was the central component of an elite Roman man's education, and declamations--imaginary courtroom speeches in the character of a fictional or historical individual--were the most advanced exercises in the standard rhetorical curriculum. The Major Declamations is a collection of nineteen full-length Latin speeches attributed in antiquity to Quintilian but most likely composed by a group of authors in the second and third centuries CE. Though there has been a recent revival of interest in Greco-Roman declamation, the Major Declamations has generally been neglected. Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation is the first book devoted exclusively to the Major Declamations and its reception in later European literature. It argues that the fictional scenarios of the Major Declamations enable the conceptual exploration of a variety of ethical and social issues. Chapters explore these cultural matters, covering, in turn, the construction of authority, the verification of claims, the conventions of reciprocity, and the ethics of spectatorship. The book closes with a study of the reception of the collection by the Renaissance humanist Juan Luis Vives and the eighteenth-century scholar Lorenzo Patarol, followed by a brief postscript that deftly surveys the use of declamatory exercises in the contemporary university. This much-needed and engaging study will rescue the Major Declamations from generations of neglect, while critically informing current work in rhetorical studies.
Categories: History

Reading Roman Declamation

Reading Roman Declamation

“ Metrical and Accentual Clausulae as Evidence for the Date and Origin of Calpurnius Flaccus , in M. T. Dinter , C. Guérin , and M. Martinho ( eds ) , Reading Roman DeclamationCalpurnius Flaccus . Berlin and Boston : 129-42 .

Author: Martin T. Dinter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191063107

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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Situated at the crossroads of rhetoric and fiction, the genre of declamatio offers its practitioners the freedom to experiment with new forms of discourse. This volume places the literariness of Roman declamation into the spotlight by showcasing its theoretical influences, stylistic devices, and generic conventions as related by Seneca the Elder, the author of the Controversiae and Suasoriae, which jointly make up the largest surviving collection of declamatory speeches from antiquity. Authored by an international group of leading scholars of Latin literature and rhetoric, the chapters explore not only the historical roles of individual declaimers, but also the physical and linguistic techniques upon which they collectively drew. In addition, the 'dark side of declamation' is illuminated by contributions on the competitiveness of the arena and the manipulative potential of declamatory skill and, in keeping with the overall treatment of declamation as a literary phenomenon, a section has also been dedicated to intertextuality. Drawing on thought-provoking analyses of Seneca the Elder's works, the volume highlights the complexity of these texts and maps out, for the first time, the socio-cultural context for their composition, delivery, and reception, as well as providing a comprehensive, innovative, and up-to-date treatment of Roman declamation that will be essential for both students and scholars in the fields of Latin literature, Republican Roman history, and rhetoric.
Categories: Philosophy

Rhetoric at Rome

Rhetoric at Rome

This is shown by the declamations of Calpurnius Flaccus, generally supposed to belong to the second century, of which excerpts survive,41 and by the pseudo-Quintilianic Greater Declamations, a collection which was certainly in existence ...

Author: M. L. Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134768011

Category: History

Page: 228

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This new edition of M.L. Clarke's 1953 classics study of Roman rhetoric incorporates corrections and a new introduction by D.H. Berry. The bibliography has been substantially updated and supplemented by suggestions for further reading.
Categories: History