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Public Rhetoric: Its Ancient Origins and Their Relevance Today

Presented by Mike Edwards, professor of classics at the University of Roehampton, London. Hosted by Rhetoric@Davis.

Jan 23, 2018
from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM

School of Education, Rm 174

Mike Edwards, Professor of Classics at the University of Roehampton, London, will be speaking on the vital role rhetoric plays in modern life, especially in the political and legal arenas. The techniques used by politicians and lawyers today, he suggests, often are no different from the ones developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans over two thousand years ago. Come hear Professor Edwards talk about the origins of public rhetoric and demonstrate the continuing relevance of ancient rhetorical techniques today.

Professor Edwards is a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Classical Studies and Immediate Past President of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric.

This is the third of a series of events focused on Public Rhetoric that Rhetoric@Davis has planned for 2017-2018.

The event is free and is open to all faculty, staff, students, and the wider Davis community. The event is sponsored by the Classics Program, Davis Humanities Institute, University Writing Program, Institute for Social Sciences, English Department, and History Department.

For more on Rhetoric@Davis, see http://rhetoricatdavis.ucdavis.edu/. Contact Faculty Advisor, Rebekka Andersen, for more information about the event.