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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Alden
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Hannah
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-20T17:33:02Z
dc.date.available2015-05-20T17:33:02Z
dc.date.copyright2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9276
dc.description.abstractCicero’s defense of his teacher, the Pro Archia, is far from the expert orator’s most well-known work, yet it presents fascinating questions for analysis. Archias’s Roman citizenship has been called into question, and through an artful display of oratory and rhetoric, Cicero reconstructs the reality of Archias’s life and contributions to provide proof of his worth as a citizen. The speech then comes to stand as proof of Archias’s great teaching, as Cicero’s exceptional command of language and rhetoric illustrates his teacher’s vast influence. Although technically delivered in a court of law, the speech possesses the unique characteristics of a more ornamental realm of oratory, epideictic, which includes speeches such as funeral orations, or laudatio funebris. It could even be read as a sort of laudatio funebris for Archias, Cicero, and liberal learning. The Pro Archia, then, is an oration with a complex network of layered meaning with broad cultural implications both for Cicero's audience and for readers today.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectArchias.en_US
dc.subjectCicero.en_US
dc.subjectLiberal arts education.en_US
dc.subjectEpideictic rhetoric.en_US
dc.subjectSocial memory.en_US
dc.titleThe Rhetoric of Persuasion: Cicero, Archias, and the Defense of the Liberal Artsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars.en_US


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