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Speeches, Genres of
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A. Definition and Historical Overview of the Development of the Genres of Speech (CT)

Already in the epics of Homer, the Attic tragedies, among historiographers and in philosophy, the prominent areas of public speech become crystallised in reflection, however sublimated, of socio-cultural reality: speeches of advice, defence and accusation…

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Walde, Christine (Basle), “Speeches, Genres of”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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