Department of Greek & Latin

Theatre of Justice

Aspects of performance in Graeco-Roman oratory and rhetoric

University College London, 19-20 April 2012 (Gordon House, Room 106)


Thursday, 19 April 2012

09:15-09:40 Coffee and registration

09:40-10:00 Welcome: Andreas Serafim, Chris Carey (University College London)

10:00-12:30 Panel 1: Aspects of performance in Demosthenes’ speeches

Chair: Mike Edwards (University of Wales, Trinity St David)

· Guy Westwood (University of Oxford): “Performing the past in Athenian public


· Andreas Serafim (University College London): “Moving beyond text: the

performance dynamics of ekphrasis in selected speeches of Demosthenes”

· Arina Patrikova (University of Oxford): “De Corona 232-3 on oratorical

performance: criticising the critic”

· Tzu-I Lao (University College London): “The speaker’s persona in the proem of

Demosthenes’ First Philippic”

· Maria Galanaki (University of Crete): “Konon’s sons and Meidias: ēthopoiia and

hypocrisis in Demosthenes’ Against Konon and Against Meidias”

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Keynote lecture (chair: Chris Carey, University College London)

Ian Worthington (University of Missouri): “Performing Oratory, or, How to Read Your Audience”

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-17:30 Panel 2: Hypocrisis-Actio-Delivery

Chair: Kathryn Tempest (University of Roehampton)

· Emmanuela Schoinoplokaki (University of Crete): “Ἔλεος and Ὑπόκρισις: The

performance of pity in the ancient forensic oratory

· Beatrice Da Vela (University College London): “From the stage to the courtroom:

rhetorical and dramatic performance in Donatus’ Commentary on Terence

· Kamila Wyslucha (University of Wroclaw): “Speech delivery versus musical

performance as presented by Cicero in de Oratore, Brutus and Orator”

· Verena Schulz (University of Munich): “The Voice of the Orator in Ancient

Rhetoric. Rhetorical Instructions and their Medical Background”

· Alice Bonandini (Università degli Studi di Trento): “The eyes of Aquilius Regulus,

or the actio between folklore and dramatic performance”

18:30 Dinner at a local restaurant

Friday, 20 April 2012

10:00-11:30 Panel 3: Performing identity in the law-court

Chair: Adele Scafuro (Brown University)

· Matthew Kears (University of Birmingham): “Apollodorus and Performing Identity

in the Athenian Courts”

· Jakub Filonik (University of Warsaw): “Good children make good citizens and

soldiers – civic ethos as a means of rhetorical manipulation in Athenian oratory”

· Janet Mowat (University of Toronto): “Performing the Oikos: Ethopoiia in

Lysias 32”

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:30 Panel 3 (continued)

· Laura Viidebaum (University of Cambridge): “Creating fiction in the courtroom,

or, what do we talk about when we talk about ἠθοποιία?”

· Brenda Griffith-Williams (University College London): “Would I lie to you?

Narrative and performance in Isaios 6”

· Nefeli Papakonstantinou (University of Paris-Sorbonne): “Personam induere:

towards the construction of performance in Roman declamatory eloquence”

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30 Keynote lecture (chair: Gesine Manuwald, University College London)

Edith Hall (King’s College London): “Judicial mime”

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:30 Panel 4: Theorising performance

Chair: C.W. Marshall (University of British Columbia; UCL Visiting Professor)

· Evan Jewell (Macquarie University): “Performing memoria: Oratorical exempla as

mnemonic speech-acts in Ciceronian oratory”

· Bogdan Cristea (University of Leeds): “The Orator as Stage Director in Roman

Rhetoric. A Case Study of Cicero’s Perorations”

· Michael Hardy (King’s College London): “Enactment and the oratorical text”

17:30-18:30 Drinks reception

Sponsored by:

UCL Graduate School, UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities, UCL Greek & Latin Alumni, and the Institute of Classical Studies