LATN 110. Cicero and Sallust
This seminar will focus on Roman rhetoric. We will read speeches delivered in the Roman Senate, before the popular assembly, or before juries. The principal author will be Cicero, but we will also read discussions of rhetorical theory and practice, both ancient and modern. In addition, students will have the opportunity to explore a number of topics related to ancient oratory and rhetoric, including (among others) public performance; theories of persuasion; the relationship between rhetoric and Roman law; Roman (and Greek) education practices; and the enduring influence of ancient rhetoric and oratory in the contemporary world.
Catalog chapter: Classics
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/classics
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