Ethics and Rhetoric: Classical Essays for Donald Russell on His Seventy-Fifth Birthday

Ethics and Rhetoric: Classical Essays for Donald Russell on His Seventy-Fifth Birthday

Ethics and Rhetoric: Classical Essays for Donald Russell on His Seventy-Fifth Birthday

Ethics and Rhetoric: Classical Essays for Donald Russell on His Seventy-Fifth Birthday

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This is a collection of new essays on the theme of ethics and rhetoric in classical literature by an extremely prestigious array of scholars from the UK, US, and Europe. Writing in honor of Professor Donald Russell, former Professor of Classical Literature at Oxford, the contributors look at issues of ethics and rhetoric within Latin literature, Greek imperial literature, and ancient literary criticism.

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The contributors to this volume are indebted to Donald Russell in various ways. All have worked closely with him: most were his undergraduate or graduate pupils, some are or have been St John's colleagues, one is a co-author. We have all learnt from him of the importance of both moral values and persuasion in the ancient world, of Ethics and Rhetoric.

The editors are most grateful to Madeline Littlewood for preparing the bibliography, and to Desmond Costa for welcome assistance with proof-reading. Our biggest debt, like that of the contributors, is to Donald Russell himself.

While these essays were being written, the contributors were saddened to hear of the death of Joy Russell. the marriage of Donald and Joy radiated such happiness that it brought pleasure to all who knew them. These essays are for Donald; but, with his permission, they are dedicated to Joy's memory.

D.C.I. H.M.H. C.B.R.P.

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