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Demosthenes' on the Crown: Rhetorical Perspectives
By David Mirhady (contributor), Jeffrey Walker (contributor), Lois Peters Agnew (contributor), James J. Murphy (editor) and Richard C Katula (contributor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Southern Illinois Univ Pr
Publication date October 4, 2016
Pages 232
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780809335107
ISBN-10 0809335107
Dimensions 0.63 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $40.00
Other format details university press
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Demosthenes’ speech On the Crown (330 B.C.E.), in which the master orator spectacularly defended his public career, has long been recognized as a masterpiece. The speech has been in continuous circulation from Demosthenes’ lifetime to the present day, and multiple generations have acclaimed it as the greatest speech ever written. In addition to a clear and accessible translation, Demosthenes’“On the Crown”:Rhetorical Perspectives includes eight essays that provide a thorough analysis—based on Aristotelian principles—of Demosthenes’ superb rhetoric.

The volume includes biographical and historical background on Demosthenes and his political situation; a structural analysis of On the Crown; and an abstract of Aeschines’ speech Against Ctesiphon to which Demosthenes was responding. Four essays by contributors analyze Demosthenes’ speech using key elements of rhetoric defined by Aristotle: ethos, the speaker’s character or authority; pathos, or emotional appeals; logos, or logical appeals; and lexis, a speaker’s style. An introduction and an epilogue by Murphy frame the speech and the rhetorical analysis of it.

By bringing together contextual material about Demosthenes and his speech with a translation and astute rhetorical analyses, Demosthenes’“On the Crown”:Rhetorical Perspectives highlights the oratorical artistry of Demosthenes and provides scholars and students with fresh insights into a landmark speech.


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With Lois Peters Agnew (other contributor), David Mirhady (other contributor), James J. Murphy (other contributor), Richard C Katula (other contributor) | from Southern Illinois Univ Pr (October 4, 2016)
9780809335107 | details & prices | 232 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.63 in. | List price $40.00
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