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Classics Lecture Series: Hilary Lehmann, Knox College - "Anatomy of an Inheritance"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of the Classics
Location
4080A Foreign Languages Building
Date
Apr 28, 2017   2:00 pm  
Speaker
Hilary Lehmann, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, Knox College
Cost
Free and open to the public.
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Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

Abstract: The first case that Demosthenes brought to court as a young orator was the prosecution of his guardians for squandering his inheritance. This paper shows how Demosthenes infuses the raw data accounting for the missing money and property with emotion, allowing the members of the jury to experience the loss as if it is their own. Using visual and proxemic language, Demosthenes invites the members of the jury into his home and makes them witnesses to both the tenderness and the cruelty of family life.

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