The Philippics

Auteur: Hall, Jon
Titre: The Philippics
Revue/Collection: in : Brill´s companion to Cicero : oratory and rhetoric / edited by James M. May, Brill, 2002
Lieu èdition: Leiden ; Boston; Köln
Éditeur: Brill
Annèe edition: 2002
Pages: 273-304
Mots-clès: 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]
Sigle auteur: Hall 2002