Miss Giulia Maltagliati

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Research interests

Attic Oratory and Rhetoric

Cognitive Psychology

Greek History 

Greek Literature 

Research interests (continued)

My recently defended thesis, "Persuading by paradeigmata: the use of historical examples in Attic oratory", investigates the political role of arguments from past examples in three different settings of delivery, assembly, courts, ceremonial oratory. Drawing on findings of socio-cognitive psychology, I argue that the persuasiveness of arguments from paradeigmata largely depends on the extent to which past events are perceived as familiar and similar to the situation at hand. Speakers, I suggest, resort to paradeigmata in order to generate a strategic impression of a collective and definitive knowledge about the past that enables present audiences to produce plausible inferences about their, otherwise unknown, future. This semblance aims to counteract the uncertainty and insecurity of the present and, therefore, to substantiate – and make more persuasive – proposals that are oriented towards the futures.

Teaching

CL1550 Greek History & the City State (2017-2018)

CL1550 Greek History & the City State (2018-2019)

CL1550 Greek History & the City State (2019-2020)

CL1534 Roman Literature of the Empire (2019-2020)

Educational background

  • 2016 MA (cum laude) Philology and Ancient History, Università di Pisa, department of Filologia, Letteratura e Linguistica.

  • 2014 BA (cum laude) Classics, Università di Pisa, department of Filologia, Letteratura e Linguistica. 

Personal profile

Scholarships and Awards 

  • 2020           George Grote Prize in Ancient History 

  • 2018           DAAD Research Grant - Humboldt University 

  • 2018           CA Conference - Bursary

  • 2017           CA Conference - Bursary

  • 2016           Reid Scholarship

  • 2015           Erasmus Plus Project-Fellowship 

 

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