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Philippics

(fĭlĭp`ĭks), series of four denunciations of Philip IIPhilip II,
382–336 B.C., king of Macedon (359–336 B.C.), son of Amyntas II. While a hostage in Thebes (367–364), he gained much knowledge of Greece and its people.
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 of Macedon by DemosthenesDemosthenes
, 384?–322 B.C., Greek orator, generally considered the greatest of the Greek orators. He was a pupil of Isaeus, and—although the story of his putting pebbles in his mouth to improve his voice is only a legend—he seems to have been forced to
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. The scathing polemics of CiceroCicero
(Marcus Tullius Cicero) or Tully,
106 B.C.–43 B.C., greatest Roman orator, famous also as a politician and a philosopher. Life

Cicero studied law and philosophy at Rome, Athens, and Rhodes.
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 against Marc AntonyAntony
or Marc Antony,
Lat. Marcus Antonius, c.83 B.C.–30 B.C., Roman politican and soldier. He was of a distinguished family; his mother was a relative of Julius Caesar.
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 are also called Philippics.
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Can you tell me why an angry speech is called a philippic? Does it have anything to do with the name Philip?
-- (2009), Cicero: Philippics, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London.
Hisjuxtaposition of philippics with love poems to you in this book isstriking.
(23) Accordingly, Andrassy's predictable philippics against Russia, and his demands for a rejection of the Russian circular followed by a joint diplomatic offensive aimed at enforcing the Treaty of Paris, fell on deaf ears.
Among the topics are oratory and the self-construction of the republican aristocrat, historical exempla as tools of praise and blame in Ciceronian oratory, restraint and outbursts of orators in Roman contiones, invective identities in Pro Caelio, and the function of praise and blame in Philippics. The 13 papers are from a November 2006 conference at the University of St.
Memoirs, official publications, and philippics appeared in the country soon after the war ended.
(55.) NEFF, supra note I, at 18 (quoting Cicero, Philippics, at 143).
Pocock describes, philippics against Hamilton's finance policies read as if "the ghosts of Swift and Bolingbroke stalk on every page" (531).
(38) Id at 198 (quoting Demosthenes, Against Leptines, in OLYNTHIACS, PHILIPPICS, MINOR PUBLIC SPEECHES, SPEECH AGAINST LEPTINES, XX [section] 147, at 589 (J.H.
Adams, praising his "sonnets and unrhymed philippics" (132).
(26) In depicting Marius as the murderer of Antonins, Plutarch contradicts Cicero who twice blames Cinna for having Antonius killed instead of Marius (Tuscuian Disputatious 5.19.55) and (Philippics. 1.14.34).
To be sure, Leopardi was influenced by such texts as Cicero's Philippics, Machiavelli's Discorsi (a text whose importance for Leopardi has not yet been sufficiently underlined), and, obviously enough, Montesquieu's Grandeur et decadence des Romains--as is apparent from the Zibaldone.

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