Release on 2018-02-13 | by Michele Kennerly,Damien Smith Pfister
Author: Michele Kennerly,Damien Smith Pfister
Pubpsher: University of Alabama Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
An examination of two seemingly incongruous areas of study: classical models of argumentation and modern modes of digital communication What can ancient rhetorical theory possibly tell us about the role of new digital media technologies in contemporary public culture? Some central issues we currently deal with—making sense of information abundance, persuading others in our social network, navigating new media ecologies, and shaping broader cultural currents—also pressed upon the ancients. Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks makes this connection explicit, reexamining key figures, texts, concepts, and sensibilities from ancient rhetoric in light of the glow of digital networks, or, ordered conversely, surveying the angles and tangles of digital networks from viewpoints afforded by ancient rhetoric. By providing an orientation grounded in ancient rhetorics, this collection simultaneously historicizes contemporary developments and reenergizes ancient rhetorical vocabularies. Contributors engage with a variety of digital phenomena including remix, big data, identity and anonymity, memes and virals, visual images, decorum, and networking. Taken together, the essays in Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks help us to understand and navigate some of the fundamental communicative issues we deal with today.
Release on 2014-10-29 | by Ioannis N. Perysinakis,Evangelos Karakasis
Studies in Plautine Comedy and its Reception
Author: Ioannis N. Perysinakis,Evangelos Karakasis
Pubpsher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Literary Criticism
Plautine Trends: Studies in Plautine Comedy and its Reception, a collective volume published as a Festschrift in honour of Prof. D. Raios (University of Ioannina), aims to contribute to the current, intense discussion on Plautine drama and engage with most of the topics which lie at the forefront of recent scholarship on ‘literary Plautus’. 13 papers by experts on Roman Comedy address issues concerning a) the structure of Plautine plot in its social, historical and philosophical contexts, b) the interfaces between language and comic plot, and c) plot and language as signs of reception. Participants include (in alphabetical order): A. Augoustakis, R.R. Caston, D.M. Christenson, M. Fontaine, S. Frangoulidis, M. Hanses, E. Karakasis, D. Konstan, K. Kounaki–Philippides, S. Papaioannou, A. Sharrock, N.W. Slater, and J.T. Welsh. The papers of the volume are preceded by an introduction offering a review of the extensive literature on the subject in recent years and setting the volume in its critical context. The preface to the volume is written by R.L. Hunter. The book is intended for students or scholars working on or interested in Plautine Comedy and its reception.
This volume brings together an international team of scholars to debate Cicero's role in the narrative of Roman law in the late Republic - a role that has been minimised or overlooked in previous scholarship. This reflects current research that opens a larger and more complex debate about the nature of law and of the legal profession in the last century of the Roman Republic.
Pubpsher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Category: Literary Criticism
As a social observer, Moscherosch gave an objective appraisal of court live and the politics of the time. He was one of the first belletrists in German literature to make a careful analysis of the physical and psychological effects of war on men. His descriptions show how traditional social values lost their importance, and how human beings became demoralized. This work disproves the belief that Moscherosch was a chauvinist.
"Composé de l'Agricola, de la Germanie et du Dialogue des orateurs, le corpus des opera minora, ou opuscules, de Tacite n'a pas toujours reçu une attention comparable à ses opera maiora, à savoir les Histoires et les Annales. Ce livre collectif est le premier qui leur soit consacré. Une première série de contributions envisage le corpus à la fois dans sa totalité et en articulation avec la production historiographique ultérieure de Tacite. Une deuxième section explore des questions spécifiques à chaque ouvrage. Une troisième partie revient sur la continuité avec les opera maiora, mais en se centrant sur des aspects particuliers. À travers tous ces textes, ce sont les procédés narratifs, la méthode historique et l'idéologie de Tacite, tels qu'ils se perpétuent et évoluent du début à la fin de sa carrière littéraire, qui sont examinés."--P.  of cover.