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Attic Orators

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By the 2nd cent. ad there was a list of ten Athenian orators (Lysias, Isaeus, Hyperīdēs, Isocratēs, Dīnarchus, Aeschinēs (1), Antiphōn, Lycurgus, Andocidēs, Dēmosthenēs (2) whose classic ...

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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... orators In the Hellenistic period a canon of ten Attic orators was drawn up. It comprised Lysias, Isaeus, Hyperides, Isocrates, Deinarchus, Aeschines, Antiphon, Lycurgus, Andocides, and Demosthenes. Some lists exist showing slight variations. See oratory [Greek]...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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2007
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... Orators By the 2nd cent. ad there was a list of ten Athenian orators ( Lysias , Isaeus , Hyperīdēs , Isocratēs , Dīnarchus , Aeschinēs (1) , Antiphōn , Lycurgus , Andocidēs , Dēmosthenēs (2) whose classic status was recognized. Paradoxically, Lysias, Isaeus, and Dinarchus, being metics, could not deliver speeches to Athenian juries or to the assembly, and Isocrates never addressed a large audience; so this entry would be better entitled ‘Speech‐writers active in Athens’, which is what all ten did, and we have only their surviving scripts by...

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Christopher Carey

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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... Orators By the time of Hermogenes ( 2 ) ( On Ideas 2. 11) writing in the 2nd cent. ad there was a list of ten Athenian orators ( Lysias , Isaeus (1) , Hyperides , Isocrates , Dinarchus , Aeschines (1) , Antiphon (1) , Lycurgus (3) , Andocides , Demosthenes ( 2 ) ) whose classic status was recognized; the same selection figures in the Lives of the Ten Orators falsely ascribed to Plutarch . This follows a tendency typical of the Hellenistic period, to produce select lists for different genres ( see canon ). The number ten apparently goes...

Attic Orators

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By the 2nd cent. ad there was a list of ten Athenian orators (Lysias, Isaeus, Hyperīdēs, Isocratēs, Dīnarchus, Aeschinēs (1), Antiphōn, Lycurgus, Andocidēs, Dēmosthenēs (2) whose classic status was ...
orators

orators  

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

Diocles  

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Greek rhetor (orator) of the Augustan age, whose declamations betrayed moderate Asianist tendencies (see Asianism and Atticism).Seneca (the Elder) Controversiae 7. 1. 26, 8. 15f., 10. 5. 26, etc. H. ...
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 ...
Asianism

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 ...
Attic

Attic  

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A form of Greek spoken in Athens during her period of literary pre‐eminence, became later the basis of the common speech (κοινή) of the Greek‐speaking East. Attic style, moulded on the great Athenian ...
Licinius Calvus, Gaius

Licinius Calvus, Gaius  

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(RE 113)(born 82, dead by 47 bc), politician, orator, and poet, son of the annalist C. Licinius Macer. In oratory he practised a severe Atticism (see Asianism and Atticism) ...
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, ...
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 ...
Dinarchus

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 ...
Boedromia

Boedromia  

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Literally ‘festival of running to help in response to a cry for aid’ (or of the god associated therewith), a minor Attic festival of Apollo. Both the associated month-name Boedromion ...
Lysias

Lysias  

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Attic orator, d. c.380 bc. His work is discussed in Plato's Phaedrus; in Plato's Republic, his father Cephalus is an elderly Syracusan, resident as a metic in Athens, and friend of assorted Athenian ...
Hyperides

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 ...
Licinius Crassus, Lūcius

Licinius Crassus, Lūcius  

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 outstanding orator and master and model of Cicero, who idealizes him, esp. in his On the Orator, where he is the chief speaker. Born 140 bc, he studied law under Publius Mucius Scaevola and Quintus ...
Dionysius of Halicarnassus

Dionysius of Halicarnassus  

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Greek critic and historian, lived and taught rhetoric at Rome, arriving ‘at the time Augustus put an end to the civil war’, and publishing the first part of his Roman Antiquities (Rhōmaïkē ...
Greek bribery

Greek bribery  

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Much of the Greek vocabulary for bribery is noticeably neutral (‘persuade by gifts/money’, ‘receiving gifts’), although pejorative terms like ‘gift‐swallowing’ are found in Hesiod. In Attic tragedy, ...
Fronto

Fronto  

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(c.ad 95–c.166), orator, suffect consul July–August 143; born at Cirta (Constantine) in Numidia (north Africa); completed his education in Rome; a leading advocate under Hadrian, he was appointed ...

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