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A study of Greek and Roman oratory based on the reading and rhetorical analysis of speeches delivered in the law courts and assemblies of fifth- and fourth-century Athens, and the late period of the Roman Republic (80–45 BC), where the focus will be on the law court speeches of Cicero. The course involves both an introduction to the legal procedures of the Athenian and Roman courts and assemblies and careful analysis of the literary style and forms of legal argument in selected speeches. One unit.

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