(St And) PhD (Texas), Associate Professor, Head of Department
Dr Jon Hall has degrees from St Andrews and Texas, and most recently has published
a book with Oxford University Press on Cicero's letters. He has also co-edited a volume on Roman rhetoric,
and written articles and book chapters on Cicero's speeches, treatises and correspondence.
His teaching interests include Roman oratory, literature and society.
Papers taught 2013
CLAS224: Life and Death in Roman Society
CLAS331: Research Methods in Classical Studies
Recent publications include:
Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters (Oxford University Press 2009)
Blackwell Companion to Roman Rhetoric (co-edited with
W. Dominik) (Oxford 2007)
"Serving the Times: Cicero and Caesar the Dictator"
In Writing Politics in Imperial Rome
eds. W. Dominik, J. Garthwaite and P. Roche (Leiden 2009) 89-110
"The Rhetorical Design and Success of Cicero's Twelfth Philippic"
In Cicero's Philippics: History, Rhetoric and Ideology
eds. T. Stevenson and M. Wilson (Auckland 2008) 282-304
"Oratorical Delivery and the Emotions: Theory and Practice"
In Blackwell Companion to Roman Rhetoric eds. W. Dominik and J. Hall (Oxford 2007) 218-34
"Politeness and Formality in Cicero's Letter to Matius (Fam.
11.27)" Museum Helveticum 62 (2005) 193-213
"Roman Politeness and the Socialization of Marcus Cicero the
In Roman Crossings eds. K. Welch and. T. Hillard (Swansea
"Cicero and Quintilian On the Oratorical Use of Hand Gestures"
Classical Quarterly 54 (2004) 143-60
"Performative Elements in Cicero's Orations: an Experimental Approach"
Prudentia 34 (2002) 187-228
"Cicero's Philippics" In Handbook to Cicero's
Oratory ed. J. May (Leiden 2002) 273-304
"Performing Cicero in the Classroom" Classical Journal 95
"Grave goods" In The Chora of Metaponto: The Necropoleis ed.
J. C. Carter (Austin 1998) 563-90
"Burial descriptions" (with J. C. Carter) In The Chora of Metaponto:
ed. J. C. Carter (Austin 1998) 237-447
"Cicero to Lucceius (Fam. 5.12) in its social context: valde
Classical Philology 93 (1998) 308-321
"The deference-greeting in Roman society" Maia 50 (1998)
Dr Hall has also produced a 35-minute video on the performative
elements of Cicero's oratory (with Assoc. Prof. Robin Bond,
University of Canterbury). For details on how to obtain a copy of the video, click here.
In 2006 he completed a DVD featuring a complete performance in Latin of Cicero's Pro Archia. For details on how to obtain a copy of the DVD, click here.
University of Otago, Division of Humanities Research Cluster
Dr Hall is a member of the Classical Culture and Society Research Cluster.