The Philippics

Author: Hall, Jon
Title: The Philippics
Review/Collection: in : Brill´s companion to Cicero : oratory and rhetoric / edited by James M. May, Brill, 2002
Place edition: Leiden ; Boston; Köln
Editor: Brill
Year edition: 2002
Pages: 273-304
Keywords: Éloquence - Eloquenza - Eloquence, Histoire - Storia - History, Rhétorique - Retorica - Rhetorics
Description: The following discussion presents a brief summary of the background and content of each speech, and then examines four of their most important rhetorical features: (1) Cicero’s use of the ‘rhetoric of crisis’; (2) his use of wit and ridicule, especially in Philippics 2 and 13; (3) the rhetorical purpose of praise and honorific decrees; (4) the style of the speeches.[Author]
Author initials: Hall 2002