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 Orator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In some universities the title 'Orator' is given to the official whose task it is to give speeches on ceremonial occasions, such as the presentation of
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Orator is a Latin word for speaker (from the /wiki/Orator - CÆCILIUS OF CALACTE:
Though Dionysius also wrote on several of the chief orators of Greece, it is either in Cæcilius or his contemporary Didymus that the first account of the caron of the ten Attic orators is found.
In his earliest works on rhetoric (Tέχνη Pητορική and Περὶ Σχημάτωμ), Cæcilius showed himself a disciple of the older Attic teachers, who confined their attention to matters of form; but soon afterward he seems to have come under the influence of Dionysius, to whom may be attributed his interest in philologic and esthetic criticism.
Together with his friend Dionysius, he was the representative in his time of the Attic style of oratory in contradistinction to the verbose Asiatic style. /view.jsp?artid=8&letter=C

 ISAEUS - LoveToKnow Article on ISAEUS
At this time he had already resolved to See ftirther Jebbs Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isacus, (ii.
Attic prose expression had been continuously developed as an art; the true link between Isaeus and Demosthenes is technical, depending on their continuity.
350 B.c.), Attic orator, the chronological limits of whose extant work fall between the years 390 and 353 n.e., is described in the Plutarchic life as a Chalcidian; by Suidas, whom Dionysius follows, as an Athenian. /I/IS/ISAEUS.htm

 Search Results for "Attic"
9) Lycurgus, one of the Ten Attic Orators.
...Attics are the rooms in the attic storey, and the attic storey generally is an extra storey made in the roof.
The Athenians were noted for their wit and elegant turns of thought, and hence Attic salt means wit as pointed and delicately expressed as by the Athenians.... /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch/+7wwFqhEBBoqxzmwwwwmFqMqdc2nhnGnDqnnFqMqdc2nhnGnDqn

 Publius Cornelius Tacitus: A Dialogue on Oratory
Orators, it is true, have been raised to consulships by their contests and perils, but I prefer Virgil’s serene, calm, and peaceful retirement, in which after all he was not without the favour of the divine Augustus, and fame among the people of Rome.
Not indeed that it was worth the state’s while to endure bad citizens that orators might have plenty of matter for their speeches, but, as I now and then remind you, we must remember the point, and understand that we are speaking of an art which arose more easily in stormy and unquiet times.
Indeed, neither for an orator or even a man is that style becoming which is adopted by many of the speakers of our age, and which, with its idle redundancy of words, its meaningless periods and licence of expression, imitates the art of the actor. /literature/tacitus/dialogus_e.html

 International Olympic Academy
Isocrates is not the first of the Attic orators, and, although he criticized the political discourses of the Sophists in his work „Against the Sophists“, he was doubtless influenced by his Sophistic teachers like Protagoras and Gorgias.
In my opinion, it is necessary to stress the use of terminology of agonistics in different fields because the famous Attic orators also had the same method.
b) Before we discuss the agonistic metaphors and the similes of the Attic orators, it is necessary to have a look at the Sophists, who had a great influence on the intellectual elite of the 5 /2/24/243/2431/24314/243144/paper1.html

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Orators
Orators, people practiced and skilled in giving formal, ceremonial, or persuasive public addresses.
Search for books about your topic, "Orators"
At the age of seven or eight, Frederick was sent to Baltimore to the home of Hugh and Sophia Auld, who were relatives of his master, Thomas Auld.... /Orators.html

 PHC Distance Learning: Attic Greek I (CLL115DL)
Attic Greek is the ancient Greek dialect of the Golden Age of Classical Athens and the language of the philosophers Plato and Aristotle, the orators Lysias and Demosthenes, and the historians Thucydides and Xenophon.
Attic Greek differs from the Epic Greek of Homer and the Koine or Common Greek of the New Testament.
Teachers of Greek generally agree that it is easier for students who learn Attic Greek first to go on to Epic or Koine Greek than the reverse. /distancelearning/CLL/CLL115DL.asp

 MSN Encarta - Rhetoric
Antiphon, the first of the so-called Ten Attic Orators, was also the first to combine the theory and practice of rhetoric.
School exercises, called declamations, of the early empire are found in the existing suasoriae and controversiae of the rhetorician Seneca, the former term referring to exercises in deliberative rhetoric, the latter term referring to exercises dealing with legal issues and presenting forensic rhetoric.
The instructors in formal rhetoric in Rome were at first Greek, and the great masters of theoretical and practical rhetoric, Cicero and Quintilian, were both influenced by Greek models. /encyclopedia_761574514/Rhetoric.html

 The San Antonio College LitWeb Greek Orators Index
R.C. Jebb, The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos.
Biographical and critical notices of the individual orators and analyses of their speeches.
Everything ever written by Professor Kennedy is superb. /sac/english/bailey/gkorator.htm

 oratory on
The Ten Attic Orators (listed by Alexandrine critics) were Antiphon, Andocides, Lysias, Isocrates, Isaeus, Aeschines, Demosthenes, Lycurgus, Hyperides, and Dinarchus.
During the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation, oratory was generally confined to the church, which produced such soul-searing orators as Savanorola, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Knox.
orators included Disraeli and John Bright in England, Charles Stewart Parnell in Ireland, Lamartine in France, Ferdinand Lasalle in Germany, Louis Kossuth in Hungary, and Joseph Mazzini in Italy. /html/o1/oratory.asp

 §1. Greek Scholars. XV. Scholars, Antiquaries and Bibliographers. Vol. 12. The Romantic Revival. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
A humanist in the highest sense of the term, he assimilated the spirit of classical literature, and The Attic Orators revealed to the literary world the fact that one of the foremost among living Greeks scholars was himself an artist in English prose.
While Dobree was a follower of Porson in the criticism of Aristophanes, he broke new ground as a critic of the Attic orators.
During his tenure of the office of public orator, from 1857 to 1869, a critical edition of Shakespeare, designed in 1860, was successfully completed by Clark and Aldis Wright. /222/1501.html

 Demosthenes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Demosthenes( 384 BC - 322 BC) is generally considered the greatest of the Attic orators, and thus the greatest of all Ancient Greek orators.
He is best-known for his Philippic Orations, urging the populace to rise up and defend their country against Philip II of Macedon, who was steadily gaining power and territory for the Macedonian state.
A common story tells of his talking around mouthfuls of rocks to improve his diction, but it is unknown whether this is fact or merely a legendary example of his perseverance and determination. /wiki/Demosthenes

 Sir Richard C. Jebb, Selections from the Attic Orators
ANTIPHON: 480 -- 411 B.C. Approximate period of extant work, 421 -- 411 B.C. Life in Attic Orators, I. Style.
-- See Attic Orators, I. On Antiphon's Works in general, ib.
Antiphon stood between the sophists who preceded and the orators who followed him as the first Athenian who was at once a theorist of rhetoric and a master of practical eloquence. /cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0100

 Greek 701: Introductory Sketches
His powers as a writer of Attic Greek are apparent in the way his language, in choice of words, sentence structure, and overall tone, shapes itself effortlessly to fit perfectly each speaker, occasion, and subject.
One of the strangest events in the history of Attic prose was the arrival in Athens in 427 of the rhetorician Gorgias of Leontinoi in Sicily (c.
More generally, no one afterward, of whatever stylistic bent, could write Attic Greek without an awareness of the skhemata Gorgieia, "Gorgianic figures" as they came to be called, involving sound-play and balanced clauses of nearly equal length. /Classics/intro.htm

 CR: GR/0108 (sec 1) Attic Orators
The one suggestion students had was that working with two or three orators, and not just Demosthenes, might have been more interesting.
In fact, there is only one Attic orator in the eyes of this course: namely, Demosthenes.
In conclusion, if you want to really tighten your grasp of Attic Greek, this is the course for you. /Students/Critical_Review/2000.2001.2/GR0108_1FOR.html

 Electronic Antiquity v7n1 - David Whitehead
'As is the case with prooemium and narrative, the range of topoi which the Attic orators include in their epilogues is wider and more varied than that found in the early tradition.
For example, the commonplace that the speaker is unaccustomed to public speaking tends to be used by the orators in a rather deferential manner.
His position is pivotal in the development of Attic oratory. /ejournals/ElAnt/V7N1/whitehead.html

~NTIPHON, of Rhamnus in Attica, the earliest of the ten tic orators, was born in 480 B.C. He took an active part in litical affairs at Athens, and, as a zealous supporter of.
Edition, with commentary, by Maetzner (1838); text by Blass 181); Jebb, Attic Orators; Plutarch, Vitae X. Oratorum; Philoatus, Vit.
He was apparently a foreigner who settled in Athens, where began to write about 387. /A/AN/ANTIPHANES.htm

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.02.39
This book is a concise and clearly organized collection of speeches by leading Attic orators, and undergraduates will especially benefit from it, as is Phillips' intention.
The invaluable historical, social, and legal information contained in the Attic orators cannot be overstressed.
Each of the three main historical sections of the book begins with a brief description of the historical background, discussion of the available source material, and some notes on the orator or orators whose speeches are translated. /bmcr/2005/2005-02-39.html

Demosthenes was considered "the greatest of the Attic orators" of the first century BC. /~abarker/indexgarrison.html

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 94.04.12
Everyone who is seriously interested in the Attic orators ought to have a copy on his or her shelf.
We know that the Greek poets used ring-composition, and it is certainly plausible that the orators, who studied the poets as part of their training, borrowed the technique in constructing their speeches.
Some in antiquity called him a "rustic Demosthenes." But Dionysius of Halicarnassus rated him as one of the best orators who sought to emulate Demosthenes, and his reputation was high enough to ensure that three out of several dozen speeches attributed to him were preserved. /bmcr/1994/94.04.12.html

 Orator Biographies
Demosthenes son of Demosthenes of the deme Paeania (384-322) is generally regarded as the greatest of the Attic orators.
The last (and, according to many critics, the least) of the canonical Attic orators, Deinarchus enjoyed the patronage of Demetrius of Phaleron during his decade in power (317-307).
420-post 344/3) is one of the least well-known Attic orators. /online_disc/athenian_law/orators.html

 JAC Online: 13.1
On the other hand, Isocrates was committed enough to his belief in natural ability to demand from readers as much as he demanded from orators: an intellectual investment in ideas to shape the ethos of a text whose persuasive force as doxa calls upon the reader to endow it with the conviction of episteme.
If the Isocratean orator is expected to speak in a world where knowledge is always uncertain, the philosophical implications would point to a tension between the individuals desire to bring knowledge and discourse to closure and the communitys desire to open discourse to a wider field of participation.
The successful orator was one who could consistently and seamlessly combine ideas drawn from mass ideology with moral principles and pragmatism in presenting a workable policy, a defense of his policy, or an attack on the policy of an opponent. /jac/13.1/Articles/9.htm

 History of Famous Orators
The Attic Speakers, he will tell me, are the models upon which he wishes to form his Eloquence.
It is true, whoever supposes that to speak in the Attic taste, is to avoid every awkward, every harsh, every vicious expression, has, in this sense, an undoubted right to refuse his approbation to every thing which is not strictly Attic.
For he must naturally detest whatever is insipid, disgusting, or invernacular; while he considers a correctness and propriety of language as the religion, and good-manners of an Orator:--and every one who pretends to speak in public should adopt the same opinion. /pages/ciceroetext068cbho10/105.html

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(Encyclopedia) Lycurgus, c.396–c.325 B.C., one of the Ten Attic Orators of the Alexandrian canon; pupil of... /search?in=encyclopedia&query=finance&ipstart=61&ipcount=120

 Orator - Definition of Orator by Webster's Online Dictionary
Universities) An officer who is the voice of the university upon all public occasions, who writes, reads, and records all letters of a public nature, presents, with an appropriate address, those persons on whom honorary degrees are to be conferred, and performs other like duties ; - called also public orator.
A good man, skillful in speaking well, and who employs a perfect eloquence to defend causes either public or private.
In chancery, the party who files a bill calls himself in those pleadings your orator. /definition/Orator

 Department of Classics -- Michael de Brauw>
He completed his dissertation, The Rhetoric of Legal Expertise and Litigiousness in Cicero and the Attic Orators, in August of 2003.
He has recently completed "Can one really 'know the laws too well' in Attic oratory?" His current projects are a chapter on "The parts of the speech" for Blackwell's Companion to Greek Rhetoric, and a book-length study on Cicero's legal thought in light of its social context and Athenian comparanda.
His publications include "Listen to the Laws Themselves: Citations of Laws and Portrayal of Character in Attic Oratory" ( Classical Journal 97 [2002] 161-76), translations of Attic oratory in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents (ed. /classics/mdebrauw.html

 orators: Rhetoric and Roman Orators
The Attic Orators Index The following orators are available on line : Antiphon( c.
Tory Party member who was considered to be one of the best orators in the House of Commons and a leading opponent of Earl Grey's proposals for parliamentary reform.
Manchester Orators are a friendly group of people that. /orators.html

 Richard Claverhouse Jebb biography .ms
The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeus (2nd ed., I893), with companion volume, Selections from the Attic Orators (2nd ed, 1888)
From 1869 to 1875 he was public orator of the university; professor of Greek at Glasgow from 1875 to 1889, and Regius_Professor_of_Greek at Cambridge from 1889 till his death.
He won the Porson and Craven scholarships, was senior classic in 1862, and became fellow and tutor of his college in 1863.

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