The Colloquium for Ancient Rhetoric presents
A Virtual Roundtable on Viidebaum's Creating the Ancient Rhetorical Tradition and van den Berg's The Politics and Poetics of Cicero's Brutus
This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Please RSVP here.
Four distinguished panelists engage in discussion with the authors and audience of two recent monographs: Laura Viidebaum's Creating the Ancient Rhetorical Tradition (CUP, 2021) and Christopher van den Berg's The Politics and Poetics of Cicero’s Brutus: The Invention of Literary History (CUP, 2021).
These books offer new and exciting perspectives on the formation of literary and rhetorical history, exemplarity in Greco-Roman culture, the relation between Greek and Roman rhetorical culture and the intersection of style, education and politics in the ancient world among other themes.
Yelena Baraz (Princeton), Andrew Ford (Princeton), Sean Gurd (UT Austin), and Bryant Kirkland (UCLA) will discuss the books in conversation with the authors and the audience.