Peter Scholz/Christian Winkle

4Räume, Institutionen und Kontexte von Rhetorik in der römischen Kultur

Abstract: The article provides an introductory overview of the spatial and institutional framework of public speaking in Roman culture. This includes in particular the exemplary presentation of the most important contexts of oratorial practice as well as the locations and buildings in which this practice was carried out. In Roman culture, these were, on the one hand, public places such as the Roman Forum, where the Roman courts met or the popular assemblies (comitia) were held, and, on the other hand, buildings that were accessible only to certain groups, such as the meeting place of the Senate (curia). In an introduction, the preconditions for ...

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