The volume includes biographical and historical background on Demosthenes and his political situation; a structural analysis of On the Crown; and an abstract of Aeschinesâ speech Against Ctesiphon to which Demosthenes was responding. Four essays by contributors analyze Demosthenesâ speech using key elements of rhetoric defined by Aristotle: ethos, the speakerâs character or authority; pathos, or emotional appeals; logos, or logical appeals; and lexis, a speakerâs 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, DemosthenesââOn the Crownâ:Rhetorical Perspectives highlights the oratorical artistry of Demosthenes and provides scholars and students with fresh insights into a landmark speech.
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