In this Book
- Demosthenes' "On the Crown": Rhetorical Perspectives
- Published by: Southern Illinois University Press
- Series: Landmarks in Rhetoric and Public Address
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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.
Table of Contents
- Part One: Demosthenes and His Greatest Speech
- Part Two: Rhetorical Evaluations
- 4. A Structural Analysis of the Speech On the Crown
- pp. 105-113
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