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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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In general vocabulary rather than in reference to the classical orations, a philippic is a long, bitter discourse full of condemnation.
2009), Cicero: Philippics, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London.
His juxtaposition of philippics with love poems to you in this book is striking.
Life is not merely a matter of breathing," said the great orator in one of his last philippics against tyranny.
That's why he is now stirring in to the routine Vietnam comparisons of his weekly philippics on the op-ed page references to Watergate as well.
101) The gruel came and supplied a great deal to be said--much praise and many comments--undoubting decision of its wholesomeness for every constitution, and pretty severe Philippics upon the many houses where it was never met with tolerable.
They include flyting, defamation actions, philippics, licensed fooling, and the London drama.
Plutarch's Parallel Lives also attracted Bruni's attention early; between 1405 and 1412, he translated eight biographies from Plutarch, including the Life of Demosthenes, whose Philippics (1405-12), Pro Diopithe (1406), and De corona (1407) he also put into Latin.
Ernie becomes interested in accumulating capital despite his father's philippics against greed; Louie rejects Sam's disempowering picture of her as "a yearning, tragic, sickly young woman"--it "did not catch her fancy" (93).
The remaining pieces in Part III, are a must: Labov's linguistic research/acumen gained over decades carefully show the cultural and linguistic ignorance many of us hold and that undermine African American children's learning; Moll's and Gonzalez's longitudinal findings about Latino children entrance into classrooms with their idiosyncratic "funds-of-knowledge" that, in fact, propel their meaning-making capabilities and their educational success; and, Alvaro Rios's insights into the philippics of translation when in the thick of meaningful dialog.
And if you were a citizen of this country instead of unknown wandering alien with a grudge against toil, your brilliant philippics and criticisms of native Americans of African descent might be more effective, if you were more responsible than you now seem to be?