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Trials of Character : The Eloquence of Ciceronian Ethos

By: May, James M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 1988Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (367 p.).ISBN: 9781469616322.Subject(s): Characters and characteristics in literature | Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Speeches | Didactic literature, Latin -- History and criticism | Ethics in literature | Oratory, Ancient | Rome -- In literature | Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Trials of Character : The Eloquence of Ciceronian EthosDDC classification: 808.5 | 808.51 LOC classification: PA6320 .M39 1988Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 Intellectual Decolonization; CHAPTER 2 The Challenge of Political and Economic Integration; CHAPTER 3 The Struggle for Chaguaramas; CHAPTER 4 Eric Williams and the Golden Handshake; CHAPTER 5 Courting Grenada; CHAPTER 6 Bleeding Guiana; CHAPTER 7 Eric Williams, Africa, and Africans; CHAPTER 8 The Economics and Politics of Race; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 Intellectual Decolonization; CHAPTER 2 The Challenge of Political and Economic Integration; CHAPTER 3 The Struggle for Chaguaramas; CHAPTER 4 Eric Williams and the Golden Handshake; CHAPTER 5 Courting Grenada; CHAPTER 6 Bleeding Guiana; CHAPTER 7 Eric Williams, Africa, and Africans; CHAPTER 8 The Economics and Politics of Race; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

Trials of Character: The Eloquence of Ciceronian Ethos

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May (St. Olaf College), while not breaking new ground, has written a clear, detailed exposition of Cicero's rhetorical use of ethos (character). For a broad view of Roman rhetoric one must still look to George Kennedy's The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World, 300 B.C.-A.D. 300 (CH, Sep '72). May analyzes select speeches that Cicero delivered while he was a ``new man'' with little influence in Roman politics, then a consul of great authority, later a recently returned exile with diminished dignity, and finally a patriot facing Rome's enemies. The author shows how Cicero varied the presentation of his own ethos-and that of his opponents and of judges-in order to suit both the exigencies of changing times and the requirements of the Roman judicial system. May's description of Cicero's attempts to project an ethos based on dignity, esteem, and authority shows the orator in a more sympathetic light than what is claimed in several recent biographies. All Latin passages in the text are translated. Since some background in Roman political and judicial life is assumed, the book is more appropriate to advanced undergraduates and graduate students.-R.I. Curtis, University of Georgia

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