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Orthodoxy and the Courts in Late Antiquity$
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Caroline Humfress

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198208419

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208419.001.0001

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Introduction and Background

Introduction and Background

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(p.135) 5 Introduction and Background
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Orthodoxy and the Courts in Late Antiquity
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208419.003.006

This chapter begins with a discussion of effective speech as a gift from God or gods(s) according to the Christians and Romans, respectively. It then discusses Christian rhetoric, forensic eloquence ‘in service of God’, and the relationship between Roman jurisprudence and Christian theology.

Keywords:   speech, Christians, Romans, Christian rhetoric, Roman jurisprudence, theology

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