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Representations

Ann Vasaly

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ISBN 10: 0520201787 / ISBN 13: 9780520201781
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Paperback. 301 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.Ann Vasaly introduces representation theory into the study of Ciceronian persuasion and contends that an understanding of milieusocial, political, topographicalis crucial to understanding Ciceronian oratory. As a genre uniquely dependent on an immediate interaction between author and audience, ancient oratory becomes performance art. Vasaly investigates the way Cicero represented the contemporary physical worldplaces, topography, and monuments, both those seen and those merely mentionedto his listeners and demonstrates how he used these representations to persuade. Her exceptionally well-written study deftly recaptures the immediacy of Ciceros oratory and makes a trenchant contribution to an important new area of inquiry in Classical Studies. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780520201781

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Title: Representations

Publisher: University of California Press

Binding: Paperback

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Ann Vasaly introduces representation theory into the study of Ciceronian persuasion and contends that an understanding of milieu—social, political, topographical—is crucial to understanding Ciceronian oratory. As a genre uniquely dependent on an immediate interaction between author and audience, ancient oratory becomes performance art.

Vasaly investigates the way Cicero represented the contemporary physical world—places, topography, and monuments, both those seen and those merely mentioned—to his listeners and demonstrates how he used these representations to persuade. Her exceptionally well-written study deftly recaptures the immediacy of Cicero's oratory and makes a trenchant contribution to an important new area of inquiry in Classical Studies.

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"This is the first book to undertake a study of how Cicero represented his raw material to the public. It does so in a very readable and attractive way, and none who take it up will find it easy to abandon."--Elaine Fantham, Princeton University

"The kind of study that enriches and enlivens our understanding. . . . There is nothing else like it in Ciceronian studies."--Eleanor Winsor Leach, Indiana University

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