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The Ode as an Oratorical Genre - jstor

This "act of oratory" can and must be analyzed primarily as a special principle of construction, a dominant, which both makes it possible to discover new ...
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The Ode as an Oratorical Genre (1922)1 - De Gruyter

The Ode as an Oratorical Genre ((1//y. This is why the speech orientation is so tremendously important in literature. 1. The literary struggle of the first ...
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Genre and paradigm in the second book of de oratore

Cicero's analysis of genre in Book II of De oratore is a subtle effort to balance and synthesize the conflicting theoretical positions of Isocrates.
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THE GENRES OF RHETORIC George A. Kennedy - Brill

Literary and rhetorical genres ongmate in social contexts where a distinctive form is developed to perform a distinctive function. In the.
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The Greeks And Their Past Poetry Oratory And Hist [PDF]

patterns of religious discourse in specific oratorical contexts, examining the means or ... This book follows Hyperborea across genres and.
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Inventing Public Speaking: Rhetoric and the Speech Book ...

Book,. 1730-1930. J. Michael Sproule. Formerly a synonym for oratory and elocution ... Born of a 200-year evolution in text genres, modern public speaking.
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Genre and the New Rhetoric

I am not sure whether editors are supposed to enter into critical debates between contributors or between books in the series. The conventional rules of the ...
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introduction to public speaking - Bay College

By learning and using the techniques provided in this book, you will discover how to create engaging speeches and present them using your own delivery style.
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Delphi Complete Works of Cicero (Illustrated)

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Cicero's Rome's greatest orator, Marcus Tullius Cicero was a renowned philosopher and political theorist whose influence upon the history of European literature has been immense.  For the first time in digital publishing history, readers can now enjoy Cicero’s complete works in English and Latin on their eReaders, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Cicero's life and works
* Features the complete works of Cicero, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introductions to the orations, treatises and other works
* The complete speeches, with rare fragments, arranged in precise chronological order
* Includes many translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Cicero’s works
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the orations or treatises you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes rare fragments of Cicero's epic poem, first time in digital print
* Many rare treatises appearing here for the first time in digital print
* Features four biographies – immerse yourself in Cicero's ancient world!
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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Rhetorical and Political Treatises
DE INVENTIONE (About the Composition of Arguments)
DE PARTITIONIBUS ORATORIAE (About the Subdivisions of Oratory)
DE OPTIMO GENERE ORATORUM (About the Best Kind of Orators)
DE RE PUBLICA (On the Republic)
BRUTUS (Short History of Orators)
ORATOR AD M. BRUTUM (About the Orator)
TOPICA (Topics of Argumentation)
DE LEGIBUS (On the Laws)

Philosophical Treatises
ACADEMICA (The Academics)
DE FINIBUS BONORUM ET MALORUM (About the Ends of Goods and Evils)
TUSCULANAE QUAESTIONES (Tusculum Disputations)
DE NATURA DEORUM (On the Nature of the Gods)
DE DIVINATIONE (On Divination)
DE FATO (On Fate)

EPISTULAE AD ATTICUM (Letters to Atticus)
EPISTULAE AD QUINTUM FRATREM (Letters to his brother Quintus)
EPISTULAE AD BRUTUM (Letters to Brutus)
EPISTULAE AD FAMILIARES (Letters to his friends)

DE CONSULATU SUO (On Cicero’s Consulship)

Spurious Works
RHETORICA AD HERENNIUM (To the Tribune Publius Sulpicius Rufus)
COMMENTARIOLUM PETITIONIS (Essay on Running for Consul)

The Latin Texts

The Biographies
CICERO by Plutarch
LIFE OF CICERO by Anthony Trollope
CICERO by W. Lucas Collins

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Rhetoric, History, and Women's Oratorical Education: American Women Learn to Speak

por David Gold

Historians of rhetoric have long worked to recover women's education in reading and writing, but have only recently begun to explore women's speaking practices, from the parlor to the platform to the varied types of institutions where women learned elocutionary and oratorical skills in preparation for professional and public life. This book fills an important gap in the history of rhetoric and suggests new paths for the way histories may be told in the future, tracing the shifting arc of women's oratorical training as it develops from forms of eighteenth-century rhetoric into institutional and extrainstitutional settings at the end of the nineteenth century and diverges into several distinct streams of community-embodied theory and practice in the twentieth. Treating key rhetors, genres, settings, and movements from the early republic to the present, these essays collectively challenge and complicate many previous claims made about the stability and development of gendered public and private spheres, the decline of oratorical culture and the limits of women's oratorical forms such as elocution and parlor rhetorics, and women's responses to rhetorical constraints on their public speaking. Enriching our understanding of women's oratorical education and practice, this cutting-edge work makes an important contribution to scholarship in rhetoric and communication.

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Daniel Webster and the Oratory of Civil Religion

por Craig R. Smith

Annotation Daniel Webster (1782-1852) embodied the golden age of oratory in America by mastering each of the major genres of public speaking of the time. Even today, many of his victories before the Supreme Court remain as precedents. Webster served in the House, the Senate, and twice as secretary of state. He was so famous as a political orator that his reply "Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!" to Senator Robert Hayne in a debate in 1830 was memorized by schoolboys and was on the lips of Northern soldiers as they charged forward in the Civil War. There would have been no 1850 Compromise without Webster, and without the Compromise, the Civil War might well have come earlier to an unprepared North. Webster was also the consummate ceremonial speaker. He advanced Whig virtues and solidified support for the Union through civil religion, creating a transcendent symbol for the nation that became a metaphor for the working constitutional framework. While several biographies have been written about Webster, none has focused on his oratorical talent. This study examines Webster's incredible career from the perspective of his great speeches and how they created a civil religion that moved citizens beyond loyalty and civic virtue to true romantic patriotism. Craig R. Smith places Webster's speeches in their historical context and then uses the tools of rhetorical criticism to analyze them. He demonstrates that Webster understood not only how rhetorical genres function to meet the expectations of the moment but also how they could be braided to produce long-lasting and literate discourse

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Shifting Genres in Late Antiquity

por Geoffrey Greatrex

Shifting Genres in Late Antiquity examines the transformations that took place in a wide range of genres, both literary and non-literary, in this dynamic period. The Christianisation of the Roman empire and the successor kingdoms had a profound impact on the evolution of Greek and Roman literature, and many aspects of this are discussed in this volume - the composition of church history, the collection of papal letters, heresiology, homiletics and apologetic. Contributors discuss authors such as John Chrysostom, Ambrose of Milan, Cassiodorus, Jerome, Liberatus of Carthage, Victor of Vita, and Epiphanius of Salamis as well as the Collectio Avellana. Secular literature too, however, underwent important changes, notably in Constantinople in the sixth century. Several chapters accordingly reassess the work of Procopius of Caesarea and literature of this period; attention is also given to the evolution of the chronicle genre. Technical writing, such as military manuals and legal texts, are the focus of other chapters; further genres considered include monody, epigraphy and epistolography. Changes in visual representation are also considered in chapters devoted to diptychs, monuments and coins. A common theme that emerges from the chapters is the flexibility and adaptability of genres in the period: late antique authors, whether orators or historians, were not slavish followers of their classical predecessors. They were capable of engaging with their models, adapting them to their own purposes, and producing work that deserves to be considered on its own merits. It is necessary to examine their texts and genres closely to grasp what they set out to do; on occasion, attention must also be paid to the transmission of these texts. The volume as a whole represents a significant contribution to the reassessment of late antique culture in general.

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Hellenistic Oratory: Continuity and Change

por Christos Kremmydas

Hellenistic oratory remains an elusive subject as not one Greek speech has survived from the end of the fourth century BC until the beginning of the first century AD. This collection of fourteen interdisciplinary essays offers a wide-ranging study of the different ways in which Hellenistic oratory can be approached. Written by a team of leading scholars in the field, it examines the different kinds of evidence which shed light on the dynamic character of oratory during the Hellenistic period. All essays stress the pervasive influence of Hellenistic oratory and survey its different manifestations in diverse literary genres and socio-political contexts, especially the dialogue between the Greek oratorical tradition and the developing oratorical practices at Rome. The volume opens with a detailed introduction, which sets the study of Hellenistic oratory within the context of current trends in Hellenistic history and rhetoric, and closes with an afterword which underlines the vibrancy and sophistication of oratory during this period. It will appeal to all students and scholars of Hellenistic history, society, and the history of rhetoric.

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Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

por Catherine Steel

Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome brings together nineteen international contributions which rethink the role of public speech in the Roman Republic. Speech was an integral part of decision-making in Republican Rome, and oratory was part of the education of every member of the elite. Yet no complete speech from the period by anyone other than Cicero survives, and as a result the debate on oratory, and political practice more widely, is liable to be distorted by the distinctive features of Cicero's oratorical practice. With careful attention to a wide range of ancient evidence, this volume shines a light on orators other than Cicero, and considers the oratory of diplomatic exchanges and impromptu heckling and repartee alongside the more familiar genres of forensic and political speech. In doing so, it challenges the idea that Cicero was a normative figure, and highlights the variety of career choices and speech strategies open to Roman politicians. The essays in the volume also demonstrate how unpredictable the outcomes of oratory were: politicians could try to control events by cherry-picking their audience and using tried methods of persuasion, but incompetence, bad luck, or hostile listeners were constant threats.

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Greek Oratory: Tradition and Originality

por Stephen Usher

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.

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Speaking for the Chief: Okyeame and the Politics of Akan Royal Oratory

por Kwesi Yankah

"... offers readers profound insights and useful information on the power of the word in African societies... " -- Research in African Literatures"I would recommend Speaking for the Chief not only to students of West African culture, by whom it should be greatly welcomed, but also to anyone intersted in issues surrounding specific genres of discourse in relation to cultural organization." -- Journal of American Folklore
"Drawing on the interdisciplinary modes of sociolinguistics, political anthropology, and the ethnography of speech, Yankah allows the reader to hear a little-known and even less studied 'voice' integral to Akan chiefly power. This book deserves the serious attention of Akan and Africanist scholars alike." -- Choice
"... an unprecedented opportunity to understand West African oratory from the point of view of a native Akan speaker who is also a gifted linguist and ethnographer.... [Yankah] shows with elegance the connections between verbal strategies and the cultural organization of West African social systems." -- Alessandro Duranti
"This study is clearly important in ethnographic terms... But it equally throws new light on more general aspects of verbal and political processes.... will stimulate both specialists and students far beyond the confines of its specific ethnographic setting." -- American Anthropologist
"... an immensely valuable book which deserves a wide and appreciative readership." -- Journal of African History

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Dialogue on Orators

por Tacitus

"Dialogue on Orators" by Tacitus. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Lessons from the Past: The Moral Use of History in Fourth-Century Prose

por Frances Anne Pownall

Because of the didactic nature of the historical genre, many scholars ancient and modern have seen connections between history and rhetoric. So far, discussion has centered on fifth-century authors -- Herodotus and Thucydides, along with the sophists and early philosophers. Pownall extends the focus of this discussion into an important period. By focusing on key intellectuals and historians of the fourth century (Plato and the major historians -- Xenophon, Ephorus, and Theopompus), she examines how these prose writers created an aristocratic version of the past as an alternative to the democratic version of the oratorical tradition.
Frances Pownall is Professor of History and Classics, University of Alberta.

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