A Commentary on Demosthenes' Philippic I: With Rhetorical by Demosthenes, Cecil Wooten

By Demosthenes, Cecil Wooten

Philippic I, brought among 351 B.C. - 350 B.C., used to be the 1st speech through a in demand baby-kisser opposed to the turning out to be energy of Philip II of Macedon. besides the opposite Philippics of Demosthenes', it's arguably one of many most interesting deliberative speeches from antiquity. the current quantity presents the 1st remark in English at the Philippics given that 1907 and provides to motivate extra examine of this crucial Greek orator. Aiming his remark at complicated undergraduates and first-year graduate scholars, Cecil Wooten addresses rhetorical and stylistic concerns, ancient history, and grammatical difficulties. as well as an entire remark on Philippic I, this quantity comprises essays that define Philippics II and III, set them of their old context, and emphasize the variations among those later speeches and the first.

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It is put in the more emphatic second position in the antithesis between being prepared and being negligent. Denniston sees the beginning as the ‘‘primary position of emphasis’’ (GPS, 47). It seems to me, however, that what is heard last lingers longer in the mind of the audience. 29).

This victory was the stimulus for the creation of a larger alliance in central Greece whose aim was to confine Spartan influence to the Peloponnesus. The alliance was represented by a body of delegates, meeting permanently at Corinth, who directed policy. Fighting continued, inconclusively, in and around Corinth until the war was brought to an end by the King’s Peace in 386. Their successes in the war encouraged the Athenians to pursue a more aggressive policy in international affairs. The Long Walls were rebuilt in 395/94, and the Athenians eventually recovered Lemnos, Imbros, and Scyros, which had been taken from them at the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404.

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