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Gestures and Acclamations in Ancient Rome (Ancient Society and History) Hardcover – July 27, 1999

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"Aldrete has mastered his material well, and writes winningly in a straightforward manner... Every student of ancient oratory and mass communication will profit from this book." -- Herbert W. Benario, Religious Studies Review

"This [is a] well-written study of the theory and practice of rhetorical gesture and acclamation in late republican and early imperial Rome... a well-organized presentation." -- Randolph H. Lytton, History

About the Author

Gregory S. Aldrete is an associate professor of history and humanistic studies at the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay.


Product Details

  • Series: Ancient Society and History
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (July 27, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801861322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801861321
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,199,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

For more information on my background and activities, please see my website: https://www.uwgb.edu/aldreteg/

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Aldrete's insight and clarity illuminate this subject far beyond the pale beam of traditional historical scholarship. The author writes so well, and has such a clear understanding and enjoyment of his subject that a potentially banal subject springs to life. The illustrations by Alicia Nowicki are crisp and also show a deep knowledge of the subject. This book is a true gesticulatory Tour de Force. I look forward to further books by the same author.
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