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Professor Jon Hall

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Office 5N2, Arts Building
Tel +64 3 479 8714
Email jon.hall@otago.ac.nz

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.

Teaching

Areas of research supervision

  • Cicero
  • Roman society
  • Rhetoric, oratory

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Publications

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

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

Hall, J. (2017). Rhetoric and epic. In M. J. MacDonald (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of rhetorical studies. (pp. 225-235). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Hall, J. (2017). Roman judges and their participation in the "theatre of justice". In S. Papaioannou, A. Serafim & B. da Vela (Eds.), The theatre of justice: Aspects of performance in Greco-Roman oratory and rhetoric. (pp. 243-262). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Hall, J. (2017). Writing letters at dinner time: Cicero's epistolary etiquette. In A. H. Groton (Ed.), Ab omni parte beatus: Classical essays in honor of James M. May. (pp. 161-180). IL, US: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers.

Other Research Output

Hall, J. (2018, November). Modesty and politeness in Cicero's De Oratore. Department of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. [Research Presentation].

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Authored Book - Research

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.

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Edited Book - Research

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

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Chapter in Book - Research

Hall, J. (2017). Writing letters at dinner time: Cicero's epistolary etiquette. In A. H. Groton (Ed.), Ab omni parte beatus: Classical essays in honor of James M. May. (pp. 161-180). IL, US: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers.

Hall, J. (2017). Rhetoric and epic. In M. J. MacDonald (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of rhetorical studies. (pp. 225-235). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Hall, J. (2017). Roman judges and their participation in the "theatre of justice". In S. Papaioannou, A. Serafim & B. da Vela (Eds.), The theatre of justice: Aspects of performance in Greco-Roman oratory and rhetoric. (pp. 243-262). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Hall, J. (2013). Saviour of the republic and father of the fatherland: Cicero and political crisis. In C. Steel (Ed.), The Cambridge companion to Cicero. (pp. 215-229). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Hall, J. (2009). Serving the times: Cicero and Caesar the dictator. In W. J. Dominik, J. Garthwaite & P. A. Roche (Eds.), Writing politics in Imperial Rome. (pp. 89-110). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Hall, J. (2008). The rhetorical design and the success of the Twelfth Philippic. In T. Stevenson & M. Wilson (Eds.), Cicero's Philippics: History, rhetoric and ideology. (pp. 282-304). Auckland, New Zealand: Polygraphia.

Hall, J. (2008). Rhetoric, Roman. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of communication (Vol. IX). (pp. 4335-4339). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Hall, J. (2007). Oratorical delivery and the emotions: Theory and practice. In W. Dominik & J. Hall (Eds.), A companion to Roman rhetoric. (pp. 218-234). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Hall, J. (2005). Cicero Fam. 16.21, Roman politeness and the socialization of Marcus Cicero the younger. In K. Welch & T. W. Hillard (Eds.), Roman crossings: Theory and practice in the Roman republic. (pp. 259-278). Swansea, UK: Classical Press of Wales.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Hall, J. (2010). Oratorical delivery and the emotions: Theory and practice. In W. Dominik & J. Hall (Eds.), A companion to Roman rhetoric. (pp. 218-234). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

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Journal - Research Article

Hall, J. (2014). Cicero's Brutus and the analysis of oratorical performance. Classical Journal, 110(1), 43-59.

Hall, J. (2007). Teaching Ciceronian delivery. Classical Outlook, 84(4), 153-156.

Hall, J. (2005). Politeness and formality in Cicero's letter to Matius (Fam. 11.27). Museum Helveticum, 62, 193-213.

Hall, J. (2004). Cicero and Quintilian on the oratorical use of hand gestures. Classical Quarterly, 54(1), 143-160. Oxford University Press.

Hall, J. C. R., & Bond, R. (2002). Performative elements in Cicero's orations: An experimental approach. Prudentia, 34, 187-228.

Hall, J. C. R. (1998). Cicero to Lucceius (Fam. 5.12) in its social context: valde bella? Classical Philology, XCIII, 308-321.

Hall, J. C. R. (1998). The deference-greeting in Roman society. Maia, L, 413-426.

Hall, J. C. (1996). Social evasion and aristocratic manners in Cicero's De Oratore. American Journal of Philology, 117, 95-120.

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Journal - Research Other

Hall, J. (2010). [Review of the book Nation, empire, decline: Studies in rhetorical continuity from the Romans to the modern era]. International Journal of the Classical Tradition, 17(2), 301-305. doi: 10.1007/s12138-010-0195-2

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Hall, J. (2019, February). Cicero De Officiis Book 1: Ancient and modern views on polite conversation. Verbal presentation at the 40th Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) Annual Conference, Armidale, Australia.

Hall, J. (2019, June). Cicero De Officiis. Politeness and modern conduct manuals. Verbal presentation at the 16th International Pragmatics Conference, Hong Kong, China.

Hall, J. (2018, October). Just kidding around? Banter and politeness in Varro's De Re Rustica. Verbal presentation at the Classical Association of the Atlantic States Fall Meeting, Philadelphia, USA.

Hall, J. (2017, June). Cicero De Officiis 1.132-136 and the art of polite conversation. Invited presentation at the Approaches to Greek and Latin Im/politeness Workshop, Madrid, Spain.

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