Narratieve technieken ter verdediging van Sextus Roscius

Translated title of the contribution: Narrative techniques in defense of Sextus Roscius

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Forensic narratives, narrationes, provide the speaker with a number of typically narrative advantages in the process of persuasion. It is, for instance, easier to present the perspective of an outsider in the form of a story than as part of an argumentation. Moreover, a narrative allows the narrator to portray an exceptional situation as acceptable and to insert various voices without the risk of seeming
inconsistent. Stereotypes can also play a subtle and persuasive role in a story. This article will show how Cicero, in his defence of Roscius Amerinus, has used all these narrative techniques.
Translated title of the contributionNarrative techniques in defense of Sextus Roscius
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationCicero´s Pro Sexto Roscio Amerino
Subtitle of host publicationLampas
Place of PublicationHilversum
PublisherUitgeverij Verloren
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017


  • cicero
  • narrative
  • persuasion
  • rhetoric


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