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Academic qualifications

1992: PhD, University of Texas at Austin
1984, 1986: MA, St Andrews and University of Texas at Austin

Background and research interests

Jon has degrees from St Andrews and Texas. His research focuses on Cicero, in particular his letters and speeches. Most recently he has completed a book on Cicero's use of showmanship in the Roman law courts.

Areas of research supervision

  • Cicero
  • Roman society
  • Rhetoric, oratory


Hall, J. (2023). Cicero’s De Officiis, politeness and modern conduct manuals. Journal of Historical Pragmatics, 24(1), 16-31. doi: 10.1075/jhp.00059.hal

Hall, J. (2022). Banter, teasing and politeness in Varro's De Re Rustica. In L. U. Gómez & L. Berger (Eds.), Politeness in ancient Greek and Latin. (pp. 273-291). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/9781009127271.012

Hall, J. (2014). Cicero's use of judicial theater. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 190p.

Hall, J. (2009). Politeness and politics in Cicero's letters. Oxford University Press, 275p.

Dominik, W., & Hall, J. (Eds.). (2007). A companion to Roman rhetoric. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 523p.

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