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Political Speeches

Author : Cicero,
ISBN : 9780199540136
Genre : History
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'Two things alone I long for: first, that when I die I may leave the Roman people free...and second, that each person's fate may reflect the way he has behaved towards his country.' Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world and a leading politician of the closing era of the Roman republic. This book presents nine speeches which reflect the development, variety, and drama of his political career,among them two speeches from his prosecution of Verres, a corrupt and cruel governor of Sicily; four speeches against the conspirator Catiline; and the Second Philippic, the famous denunciation of Mark Antony which cost Cicero his life. Also included are On the Command of Gnaeus Pompeius, in which he praises the military successes of Pompey, and For Marcellus, a panegyric in praise of the dictator Julius Caesar. These new translations preserve Cicero's rhetorical brilliance and achieve new standards of accuracy. A general introduction outlines Cicero's public career, and separate introductions explain the political significance of each of the speeches. Together with its companion volume, Defence Speeches, this edition provides an unparalleled sampling of Cicero's oratorical achievements. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Category: History

Demosthenes Selected Political Speeches

Author : Judson Herrman
ISBN : 9781107021334
Genre : History
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This edition of five of Demosthenes' Assembly speeches arguing for a military response to Philip II of Macedon is aimed at students. The extensive introduction and grammatical notes fully explicate the Greek text and provide abundant detail and up-to-date references to help readers understand the historical and literary context.
Category: History

American Political Speeches

Author : Terry Golway
ISBN : 9781101603673
Genre : Political Science
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A selection of speeches by the most inspiring and persuasive orators in American history Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. Whether readers are encountering these classic writings for the first time, or brushing up in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, these slim volumes will serve as a powerful and illuminating resource for scholars, students, and civic-minded citizens. American Political Speeches includes the best American rhetoric from inside and outside the White House. Some of the greatest words spoken in American history have come from men and women who lacked the biggest bully pulpit in the country, but who nevertheless were able to move the nation with words. Frederick Douglass explained the irony of Independence Day from the perspective of a slave. Martin Luther King, Jr. described his dream of an interracial America. William Jennings Bryan gave voice to social discontent with a single phrase, "a cross of gold." Barbara Jordan summoned the nation"s outrage during the impeachment hearings against Richard Nixon. And the best presidents, not by coincidence, have tended to be those with an appreciation for the use of language: Lincoln explaining a new birth of freedom at Gettysburg; John Kennedy voicing moral outrage at the Berlin Wall; Franklin D. Roosevelt chatting to a nation gathered in front of radios; Ronald Reagan addressing Congress freshly healed from an assassination attempt.
Category: Political Science

Analysing Political Speeches

Author : Jonathan Charteris-Black
ISBN : 9781352003970
Genre : Discourse analysis
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Category: Discourse analysis

Political Speeches

Author : Benjamin Franklin Wade
ISBN : UOM:39015035589657
Genre : Slavery
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Selected Political Speeches

Author : Cicero
ISBN : 9780141920320
Genre : Literary Collections
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Amid the corruption and power struggles of the collapse of the Roman Republic, Cicero (106-43BC) produced some of the most stirring and eloquent speeches in history. A statesman and lawyer, he was one of the only outsiders to penetrate the aristocratic circles that controlled the Roman state, and became renowned for his speaking to the Assembly, Senate and courtrooms. Whether fighting corruption, quashing the Catiline conspiracy, defending the poet Archias or railing against Mark Antony in the Philippics - the magnificent arguments in defence of liberty which led to his banishment and death - Cicero's speeches are oratory masterpieces, vividly evocative of the cut and thrust of Roman political life.
Category: Literary Collections

Political Speeches

Author : Chauncey Mitchell Depew
ISBN : UCAL:B4097667
Genre : Speeches, addresses, etc., American
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Category: Speeches, addresses, etc., American

Analysing Political Speeches

Author : Christina Schäffner
ISBN : UOM:39015039922557
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume deals with political speeches, particularly commemorative addresses, from the perspective of critical discourse analysis. Such addresses are characterized as representative and epideictic, as exemplified by an address by the Dutch Queen Beatrix to the Knesset during her 1995 state visit to Israel. Critical consideration is given to the role of rhetoric within political discourse analysis.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Inclusive Pronouns In Selected Political Speeches Of Hillary Clinton A Linguistic Study

Author : Hayder Ankushi
ISBN : 9783668477674
Genre : Literary Collections
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Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2017 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, , course: Master in Applied Linguistics, language: English, abstract: Political speeches have different tools in making speeches so influential . One of these tools is using inclusive pronouns . The study concentrates on a famous political figure , Hillary Clinton , who is nominated for running a president . Clinton has a long history in politics and elections . The study analyses three speeches about three different occasions during her time in 2016 . The results of these speeches show that inclusive pronouns are highest among other personal pronouns .
Category: Literary Collections