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Asianism

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The Greek orators of Asia Minor during the Hellenistic period developed a new style of oratory, marked by wordplay, emotional effect, bombast, and rhythm; some idea of it can be ...
Caecilius

Caecilius  

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(RE 2),of Caleacte in Sicily, rhetor and historian (1st cent. bc); said by some to have been a freedman of Jewish faith (see Suidas). His range of interests and ...
Dinarchus

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(c.360–c.290 bc),the last of the Ten Attic Orators. Born at Corinth, he went to Athens to study rhetoric under Theophrastus and from 336/5 constantly and successfully practised the profession of ...
Hyperides

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(389–322 bc),Athenian statesman, rated by the ancients second only to Demosthenes (2) amongst the Ten Orators (see attic orators). He studied rhetoric under Isocrates and began his career by writing ...
law in Greece

law in Greece  

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Classical Athenian law (see law and procedure, athenian) is well documented from the Attic Orators (c.420–320 bc): over 100 lawcourt speeches survive, though we rarely hear the result or even the ...
Moeris

Moeris  

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An Atticist lexicographer (see Asianism and Atticism), to be dated (probably) not long after Phrynichus (3), and author of the extant Λέξεις Ἀττικω̑ν καὶ Ἑλλήνων κατὰ στοιχει̑ον (alphabetically ...
orators

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See Attic Orators and entries under names there listed; also rhetoric, Greek and Latin; Second Sophistic.
Phrynichus Arabius

Phrynichus Arabius  

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Of Bithynia, Atticist (see Asianism and Atticism), rhetorician, and lexicographer under M. Aurelius and Commodus. He compiled Σοφιστικὴ προπαρασκευή, a lexicon of ‘Attic’ words in thirty-seven books, ...

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