Dr. Laurent Pernot, “To Speak, Saying Nothing? The Enigma of Ceremonial Praise.”

DateFebruary 7, 2019Time4:30 - 5:30 pm
LocationCarroll Science 101

Dr. Laurent Pernot is traveling from Strasbourg, France to give a lecture at Baylor University entitled “To Speak, Saying Nothing? The Enigma of Ceremonial Praise.” Dr. Pernot’s visit is going to offer a unique opportunity for Baylor faculty and students to learn from a world-class expert of classical rhetoric and a highly regarded international scholar. In his talk, Dr. Pernot will discuss how speeches of praise and blame constituted a form of oratory put to creative use in the classical Greek period and in the Roman imperial period, and he will demonstrate the ways they have influenced public speakers through all the succeeding ages. Dr. Pernot’s lecture is at 4:30 pm in Carroll Science 101. This talk is co-sponsored by Communication, Classics, Great Texts, and English and is open to all Baylor students, faculty, and staff.

Dr. Pernot is Professor and Chair of the Department of Greek at the University of Strasbourg, Director of the Center for the Analysis of the Religious Rhetorics of Antiquity, Member of the Institut de France (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres), and former President of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR). His many publications include Rhetoric in Antiquity and New Chapters in the History of Rhetoric.

PublisherDepartment of Classics
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