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DetailsThe citizens of ancient Greece and Roman raised public speaking to an art form, and their addresses continue to rank among the world's most illustrious examples of oratory. From Demosthenes' First Philippic, a rousing call to Athenians to resist foreign invaders, to Cicero's Catiline Orations, which exposed an internal plot to overthrow the Roman government, this compilation comprises 22 of antiquity's most eloquent speeches.Featured orations includePericles' "Funeral Speech," as preserved in Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War;Socrates' "The Apology," in which the philosopher defended himself against charges of corrupting Athenian youth; Julius Caesar's speech to the Roman senate, "On the Punishment of the Catiline Conspirators"; andPublius Cornelius Scipio's "To His Soldiers," delivered before a decisive battle against Hannibal and the Carthaginians.Additional orations by other generals and statesmen examine the concepts of justice, political rectitude, and social order.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bob Blaisdell is professor of English at the City University of New York's Kingsborough Community College and the editor of twenty-two Dover literature and poetry collections.
SKU Code PRK B 3387 Weight in Kg 0.1000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486496221 Author Name Bob Blaisdell Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATION