Lecture on “Greek Rhetoric In Situ”, by PSU Professor Christopher Johnstone

Associate Professor of Rhetoric, from The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Christopher Johnstone

will lecture on

“Greek Rhetoric In Situ: Sites of Rhetorical Performance in Ancient Greece”

on Thursday, March 29, at 7:00pm

at the Athens Centre, Archimidous 48, Mets/ Pangrati


Christopher Lyle Johnstone (Ph.D. U. of Wisconsin, 1976) is Associate Professor of Rhetoric in the Department of Communication, Arts, and Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University. In that capacity, he has directed the university’s foreign study program in Athens on five occasions, beginning in 1991. Following his first visit to Greece in 1972, Dr. Johnstone returned in 1986-87 to begin the investigation of which his current book project and this lecture are products. He is a specialist in the historical development of rhetoric and philosophy in ancient Greece and in the theory and practice of rhetoric in classical Greece. He is the author of Listening to the Logos: Speech and the Coming of Wisdom in Ancient Greece (University of South Carolina Press, 2009), editor of Theory, Text, Context: Issues in Greek Rhetoric and Oratory (State University of New York Press, 1996), and author of over 30 scholarly articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and reviews.


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