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Robert Gaines

Professor Emeritus
2106 Skinner Building
College Park, MD 20742
Work Phone: 
301 405 6526
Expert Credentials: 

Courses:COMM450 Ancient and Medieval Rhetorical Theory, COMM451 Renaissance and Modern Rhetorical Theory Current Research: Critical text and English translation of Philodemus' On Rhetoric, book 4, based on microscopic autopsy of relevant Herculanean papyri housed in the Officina de Papiri Ercolanesi in the Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli.

Area of Expertise: 

ancient rhetoric, Cicero, history of rhetoric, papyrology, Philodemus, rhetoric and philosophy

Country of Expertise: 
Ph.D. Communication (Rhetoric) University of Iowa (1982)