This volume, examining the reception of ancient rhetoric, aims to demonstrate that the past is always part of the present: in the ways in which decisions about crucial political, social and economic matters have been made historically; or in organic interaction with literature, philosophy and culture at the core of the foundation principles of Western thought and values. Analysis is meant to cover the broadest possible spectrum of considerations that focus on the totality of rhetorical species (i.e. forensic, deliberative and epideictic) as they are applied to diversified topics (including, but not limited to, language, science, religion, literature, theatre and other cultural processes (e.g. athletics), politics and leadership, pedagogy and gender studies) and cross-cultural, geographical and temporal contexts.
Sophia Papaioannou, Ph.D. (1998), University of Texas at Austin, is Professor of Latin Literature at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has published several books and articles on Latin Epic, the Augustan literature, and Roman Comedy, and co-edited several volumes, including The Theatre of Justice, with Andreas Serafim and Beatrice da Vela (Brill, 2017) and The Ancient Art of Persuasion across Genres and Topics, with Andreas Serafim and Kyriakos Demetriou (Brill, 2019). Andreas Serafim, Ph.D. (2013), University College London, is a Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Greek and Latin Literature of the Academy of Athens. He has published several books and articles on ancient rhetoric and interdisciplinary topics, and co-edited several volumes, including The Theatre of Justice, with Sophia Papaioannou and Beatrice da Vela (Brill, 2017) and The Ancient Art of Persuasion across Genres and Topics, with Sophia Papaioannou and Kyriakos Demetriou (Brill, 2019). Michael Edwards, Ph.D., is an Honorary Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, after being Professor of Classics in the Universities of London, Wales and Roehampton, all in the UK. He was Director of the Institute of Classical Studies, UK, and President of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric. He has published extensively on the Attic orators and is currently preparing an Oxford Classical Text of Isaeus.
Contributors are: Stella Alekou, Dragutin Avramović, Sima Avramović, Anastasia Bakogianni, Jacques A. Bromberg, Jean Christianidis, Styliani Chrysikou, Chrysanthi Demetriou, William J. Dominik, M. Carmen Encinas Reguero, Richard Leo Enos, James M. Farrell, Jakub Filonik, Malcolm Heath, Christian Kock, Domenico Losappio, Johanna Luggin, Michael J. MacDonald, Fiammetta Papi, Alex Petkas, Takis Poulakos, Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas, Hanne Roer, Michalis Sialaros, Stacey Peter, Gerhard Thür, Dietmar Till, Maria S. Youni.
The volume is intended for the specialist scholars and graduate students of rhetoric both in Classics and beyond (including anyone interested in the history of rhetoric, modern rhetorical and communication studies, politics, comparative legal studies, sex/gender studies, pedagogy, theatre and performance studies etc.).