Meidias and the Mute Witness: Cicero’s debt to Demosthenes in the Verrines reconsidered

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    Cicero reworks Demosthenes’ presentation (21.83-100) of a silent victim unable to testify, in order to offer the Roman jurors, especially those familiar with Demosthenes’ speech, a visible and powerful testimony to Verres’ malfeasance.

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    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)215-241
    Number of pages27
    JournalGRBS (Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies)
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2019

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