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Book 6, with which the Latin Dictys ends, seeins very compressed; it attempts to summarize the whole story of the return of the. Greeks after the Trojan War. According to legend, the chain of events that led to the Trojan War started at a royal wedding. Peleus, king of the Myrmidons (a race of people created from ants !). Troy and the True Story of the Trojan War Michael Trapp [Note (February ). .. 8 And how might the story to be told in that book connect up with other forms.

The Greek city of the first and second centuries AD needed oratory quite as much as its ancestors in the fifth and fourth centuries BC had done. Formal speeches - the spoken word organized into extended patterns of unbroken discourse - were still an essential medium for political decision-making, for the administration of justice, and for the conduct of external relations; they were indispensable for the ceremonial life of the city and the conduct of its festivities; and they had a large part to play in the entertainment of the cultivated elite.

In terms of the long-established categorization, all three branches of oratory, the symbouleutic, the judicial and the epideictic all had substantial roles to play in both the practical maintenance of the city's vital functions, and in the shared life and culture of its citizens more generally. Whatever else those citizens may have been, they were, unavoidably, practised listeners to formal oratory: Cleon's taunt to the Athenian assembly in , recorded or should that be 'created' by Thucydides in Histories 3.

Teachers of the skills of convincing speech might once in the dim and distant past have been regarded with suspicion or scorn, but they had long, long since established their own distinctive specialism as the central element in a civilized, civic education - far more central than the alternative offered by the philosophers, who continued to snipe, but could only thereby confirm their own relative marginality to the life of the city, and their target's contrasting centrality.

The attraction and retention of professional educators in oratory was a continuing concern for Greek cities from the Hellenistic period onwards; from the middle of the first century AD, their efforts were reinforced by imperial legislation releasing both grammatikoi and rhetores along with doctors and - for a time - philosophers from the burden of taxation and liturgy.

Oratorical training may not have been central to the educational system in the sense that every citizen was exposed to it directly - not all were schooled, not all those who were schooled went on from grammatikos to rhetor - but it provided the organizing principal of the whole curriculum, and coloured the perception of schooled and non- schooled alike of what counted as education and being an educated person.

The paideia of the pepaideumenos was heavily rhetorical. Given all this - which I take to be obvious and uncontroversial - I find it surprising how easy scholars find it not to talk about oratory and rhetoric in their accounts of the life and workings of the Greek city, at least for the period with which we are now concerned.

There is - I think, or am I exaggerating? At least at the level of general synthesis, when scholars are asked to make up their minds about what it is really important to say to each other, to students, to the 'general public' about polis and politics in the Hellenistic and Imperial periods, oratory and rhetoric tend to fall into the background. For instance, whereas Davies in his Fontana volume on Democracy and Classical Greece has some stimulating things to say about oratory and political performance, and about rhetoric and social change , , one looks in vain for anything comparable in Walbank's corresponding Hellenistic volume, or Wells's on the Empire.

In Wells's volume, sophists duly make their appearance , but feature more for their place in the social structure of the Greek-speaking half of the empire, than for the nature of their skill; and there is no acknowledgement of any continuity between their activity as educators and epideictic performers and more mundane forms of civic activity.

There are perhaps two inter-related and mutually-reinforcing factors at work here: on the one hand, a residual Romantic uneasiness about rhetoric, both as a mode of expression and as a political tool, which makes scholars disinclined to highlight verbal performance and the arts of the word as a defining feature of the culture they are studying; on the other, a switch in focus in the account of political life from the polis to the kingdom and the empire, which necessarily diverts attention away from many of the prime venues and occasions for oratorical performance.

Davies, Democracy and Classical Greece ed. Wells, The Roman Empire ed.

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Looking further back in the literature I find a similarly striking elision in one of the pioneering classics in the study of later Greek culture, A. Jones's ground-breaking The Greek City. What little there is, is pretty comprehensively dismissive, as if of an aspect of ancient life and experience that is regrettable, and to be passed over as quickly as may decently be.

Here is Jones on the Second Sophistic: It is difficult today to appreciate the diffuse speeches of Dio of Prusa, who was an intelligent man and often had something to say.

It is still harder to understand the enthusiastic response which the banal orations of Aelius Aristides of Hadrianutherae evoked throughout the civilized world. But it must be remembered that technically the rhetoricians of the principate, who are legion, were highly skilled, and that formal perfection of composition, though not greatly appreciated by the modern European mind, still in the near East commands immense admiration, as any one can testify who has heard an Arab audience groaning in raptures of delight at a speech of quite trivial content, if well composed and delivered in the classical tongue p.

And here he is on practical oratory, in the Assembly: As time went on the assent of the people became more and more formal, and eventually, the assembly ceased to meet. But the process of decay was slow.

Plutarch speaks as if oratory still flourished in the assemblies of the Greek cities in his day, and it is easy to believe that in an age so passionately devoted to rhetoric so admirable an opportunity for its display was not neglected. An inscription from Chalcis in Euboea [Dittenberger, Syll. This decree has already been passed by the council. If you also agree, hold up your hands. Ah, but, you will say, we do things differently now. It is unfair to concentrate on a work of over fifty years ago, written at a time and in a culture when we all know rhetoric was a dirty word.

And it is also unfair, in looking at more recent work, to confine your attention to works of synthesis and survey, where of course some even quite important aspects of a subject are bound to recede, and even go missing entirely.

Remove the blinkers and you will see a plethora of good writing on Greek culture in the Imperial period that privileges rhetoric and oratory, rhetors and orators, in precisely the way you seem to want.

Look at all the work on Sophists and declamation, and their place both in the political processes and the social structures of the day. Les Belles Letres ; P.

Desideri, Dione di Prusa G. D'Anna ; C. Russell and N. Wilson ed. Anderson, Philostratus Croom Helm ; id. Exempli gratia - omissions not pointed. There is certainly a rich literature, and I am as pleased by it and grateful for it as anyone can be. But I still feel inclined to stick by my sense that there is a distinct civic dimension to the oratory and rhetoric of this period that, in varying degrees, these works fail to do justice to - one that begs for, and will reward, further exploration.

The proposition that oratory and rhetoric needed cities as much as cities needed oratory and rhetoric can and should be leant on harder, both in our sociological accounts of the Greek city of the later period, and in our readings of individual texts. I suppose of the scholars I listed a moment ago, it is C.

Jones, in his Roman World of Dio Chrysostom, who might seem to come closest to giving the lie to my complaint. Here indeed, epigraphic material, and a sophisticated understanding of both local and imperial politics are brought into play to contextualize individual orations, and the resulting readings of individual items are fitted together into an intelligently revisionary biography of the orator.

This is close to at least part of what I think I'm looking for, but its a closeness that in the end serves less to satisfy than to sharpen a sense of other projects to pursue. Jones uses data about cities to illuminate speeches more than he uses speeches to illuminate the culture of cities; and his focus on the specifics of an individual career leaves little room for more generalizing reflection on the physical and institutional surroundings in which that career unfolded.

I could go on with this sort of ungrateful carping - looking for instance also at the worrying tendency to treat 'political' and 'epideictic' as mutually exclusive terms - but it would no doubt be a relief to turn to something more positive.

This will both force 6 me a little further into the open, and provide me with a transition to my declamation proper. What is it, then, that I would like to see instead of - or rather, in addition to - what has already been said about oratory and rhetoric in the Imperial period?

Broadly - as I hope I have already done something to convey - I am after accounts that take a closer look at the enmeshedness of the techniques of formal speech in civic culture - in the ways that rhetorical training and oratorical practice were woven into the life and processes of individual cities; in the ways in which one might want to write them in to an anthropologically and sociologically 'thick' account of 'the city'; in the ways in which they conditioned and interacted with the shared experience of citizens.

And I should like all these questions to be posed on the level of the individual civic community, and from the citizen's viewpoint, rather than from some lofty and distant eminence, from which individual detail, and the sense of individual locality, is lost in the grander sweep of kingdom or empire. Within the territory thus marked out, I see a number of more specific projects that I would like to see carried further.

In the first place, there is the question of the role of rhetorical training: not only in preparing its recipients for practical activity as orators, but also in forming them as members of the citizen elite, inculcating both norms of deportment and self- presentation, and weapons for the competitive struggle for status. This is the seam which Maud Gleason has started to mine so splendidly in Making Men, and it's one I think cries out to be taken further.

Gleason, Making Men. Sophists and self-presentation in ancient Rome Princeton UP Can we for instance find the tussle between rhetoric and philosophy reproduced on this level too? This might in turn lead us on to ask also about the city as performance-space: on the one hand, the various physical 'platforms' and surroundings it offered for oratorical activity; on the other, the extent to which the words spoken might or might not be expected to interact with those surroundings - acknowledging or not acknowledging what the eyes of an audience see, besides the orator, as they listen to his words, and their sense of physical space.

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Oratory and the built and sculpted environment is an intriguing topic as I continue to feel in spite of having tried to read Richard Sennett's Flesh and Stone while I was preparing this paper - there are some good questions buried somewhere in that book, even if the answers are daft.

How far can we legitimately see speeches - particularly symbouleutic and epideictic speeches - and the written texts arising from them - as places where communal values and communal pride were sustained, tested, and modified?

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Is there a book on The Perpetuation of Prusa vel sim. Trapp, Philosophy in the Roman Empire: ethics, politics and society Ashgate , Sennett, Flesh and Stone Norton It is this last set of questions that provides me with my transition.

A couple of years ago, I tried out some ideas along these lines in connection with Dio Chrysostom's Alexandrian Oration Or. For this is the speech in which Dio argues, in Ilion, perhaps in the course of the festival of Athena Ilias, that Troy was never captured by the Greeks. Several months later, Menelaus comes to Troy on a commercial visit and meets the young Paris. They get on well with each other and Menelaus invites him to go to Sparta with him.

Paris accepts. In Sparta he meets Helen, who falls hopelessly in love with him. They plan to run off and, taking advantage of the fact that Menelaus has an urgent trip to Crete, they flee to Troy, taking important Spartan treasures with The promise that the goddess Aphrodite had made to Paris was becoming a reality. By way of revenge against Paris, the goddess Hera sends a big storm which does not sink the lovers ship but does alter its course.

They eventually arrive off the coast of Cyprus. Paris subsequently conquers the city of Sidon and with it numerous treasures that he takes with him. Now is the time to keep your promise.

One by one they all end up agreeing, even the hero Achilles. According to the prophecy, without him Troy could not be taken. They are both well received in the city because Helens beauty is such that all of the Trojans immediately fall in love with her. As a sign of respect, Paris gives Apollos priests many of the treasures that he acquired in Sparta and Sidon, thereby gaining their acceptance.

King Priam receives them in the palace and grants them the protection of Troy.

Hector, Paris brother also does the same. In the meantime, in Greece, the Greek fleet, made up of over ships, comes together under the control of King Agamemnon to embark on the journey to Troy. It was the first time in History that such a fleet had been seen. It covered the sea from East to West, and the ships went far beyond the horizon. When they disembarked, the Trojans were waiting for them and the first battle took place.

This story took place over years ago, at a time when gods were confused with heroes and heroes with men. In an era where reality was mixed with myth. Delphi Corinth Athens Meanwhile. Our story begins more than years ago in Troy. Greece is divided into numerous cities with their Mycenae own kings and princes. They Sparta have fought between themselves Aegean Sea for many years in order to gain control of the Peloponnese.

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Crete 4. Kill him! Nine days later. This child will be the downfall of Troy. The priests of the god Apollo.

He cannot kill his own son and secretly orders that he be left beside a bush on Mount Ida. He takes him home as if he were his own son and secretly brings him up. After a few years. Paris turns into a handsome young man. As a result.

The people who know him. Hera and Athena leave. Athena and Aphrodite.

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All three are equally beautiful. Paris chooses Aphrodite. In the end. Your Majesty. This really infuriates them and they start to chase after him. When they have caught him.

He wins all of them.

Agelaus forces his way through the crowd and shouts to Priam: Paris participates in various tests of skill. During some local celebrations in Troy.

Her suitors include almost all of the Greek princes and kings: Menelaus… Odysseus asks them to swear an oath to defend the chosen one against anyone who bears a grudge. They all do as they are asked. Helen chooses Menelaus. In Sparta he meets Helen.

The promise that the goddess Aphrodite had made to Paris was becoming a reality. Menelaus comes to Troy on a commercial visit and meets the young Paris. They get on well with each other and Menelaus invites him to go to Sparta with him.

Paris accepts. Several months later. They plan to run off and. By way of revenge against Paris. Paris subsequently conquers the city of Sidon and with it numerous treasures that he takes with him.

They eventually arrive off the coast of Cyprus. Now is the time to keep your promise. According to the prophecy. My dear kings and princes. One by one they all end up agreeing. Paris and Helen arrive in Troy.

King Priam receives them in the palace and grants them the protection of Troy. As a sign of respect. It was the first time in History that such a fleet had been seen. In the meantime. It covered the sea from East to West. After a long and very difficult voyage. When they disembarked. The Greeks had wanted to invade this city for many years and now they had their opportunity.

The Greeks managed to disembark and set up camp on the beach. Following a few failed attempts. In the distance. Some thirty cities fall to him. Agamemnon chooses Cressida as his slave and Achilles chooses Briseida. In one of them he takes Cressida prisoner.

Achilles and his Myrmidons take the nearby cities that are allies of Troy. Whilst the siege continues. Cressida is my slave and I will not exchange her for all the gold that you can bring me.Innes et al. Agamemnon sees Achilles putting his helmet on in order to fight the Trojans again and smiling he turns to his deputies and says: As a sign of respect. Trojan heroes adorned the coinage and stood in bronze and stone in the city's public spaces: It is unfair to concentrate on a work of over fifty years ago, written at a time and in a culture when we all know rhetoric was a dirty word.

The closing moments of the speech, therefore, are directed at an audience assumed to be suffused by Hellenic feeling, for the national classic and the glorious past.

As loyal Trojans, as citizens of this particular polis, they ought to prefer, other things being equal, a history in which their proud city was never 20 defeated. The reluctance that the people of Ilion are going to feel to accept that the Greeks never sacked their city is just one instance of a general human tendency, that of clinging to familiar falsehoods when confronted with a novel truth; it is a striking but by no means unique testimony to the power of doxa over aletheia.