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Greek Oratory

Author : Stephen Usher
ISBN : 9780191584770
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Speakers address audiences in the earliest Greek literature, but oratory became a distinct genre in the late fifth century and reached its maturity in the fourth. This book traces the development of its techniques by examining the contribution made by each orator. Dr Usher makes the speeches come alive for the reader through an in-depth analysis of the problems of composition and the likely responses of contemporary audiences. His study differs from previous books in its recognition of the richness of the early tradition which made innovation difficult, however, the orators are revealed as men of remarkable talent, versatility, and resource. Antiphon's pioneering role, Lysias' achievement of balance between the parts of the speech, the establishment of oratory as a medium of political thought by Demosthenes and Isocrates, and the individual characteristics of other orators - Andocides, Isaeus, Lycurgus, Hyperides, Dinarchus and Apollodorus - together make a fascinating study in evolution; while the illustrative texts of the orators (which are translated into English) include some of the liveliest and most moving passages in Greek literature.
Category: Literary Criticism
Greek Oratory
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Stephen Usher
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-07-01 - Publisher: Clarendon Press

Speakers address audiences in the earliest Greek literature, but oratory became a distinct genre in the late fifth century and reached its maturity in the fourth. This book traces the development of its techniques by examining the contribution made by each orator. Dr Usher makes the speeches come alive for
Greek Orators VII
Language: en
Pages: 229
Authors: Stephen Clarke
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-15 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Demosthenes' oration On the Chersonese is a masterpiece of rhetorical brilliance and contains some of the best examples of his skill as a political orator, coming as one of his final surviving speeches in the corpus. It was delivered to the Athenians in 341 BC, at a time of turbulent
Greek Orators VI: Apollodorus Against Nearia
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: C. Carey
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992-02 - Publisher: Liverpool University Press

Rational persuasion and appeal to an audience's emotions are elements of most literature, but they are found in their purest form in oratory. The speeches written by the Greek Orators for delivery in law-courts, deliberative councils and assemblies enjoyed an honoured literary status, and rightly so, for the best of
Greek Orators III: Isocrates
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: C. Carey
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990-01-15 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Two contrasting works, both in style and content, illustrate the versatility of Isocrates, the most accomplished writer of polished periodic Greek prose. The Panegyricus is a patriotic work of Athenian propaganda composed with great care and also intended to advertise his skills to potential pupils at his school for leading
Texts to Illustrate the Development of Greek Oratory
Language: en
Pages: 34
Authors: C. Carey
Categories: Oratory, Ancient
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher:

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