Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation In Demosthenes by Gunther Martin

Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation In Demosthenes

byGunther Martin

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Gunther Martin examines the references to religion in the speeches of Demosthenes and other Athenian orators in the 4th century BC. In Part I he demonstrates the role religion plays in the rhetorical strategy of speeches in political trials: his main argument is that speakers had to beconsistent in their approach to religion throughout their career. It was not possible to change from being a pragmatic to a `religious' speaker and back, but it was possible, when writing for others, to use religion in a way one would not have used it when delivering a speech oneself. In Part IIMartin deals with assembly speeches and speeches in private trials, in which religious references are far scarcer. In the assembly, unless genuinely religious matters are discussed, religion seems to have been practically inadmissible, while in private trials it is procedural elements that supply the majority of religious references.

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Gunther Martin is Domus Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall at the University of Oxford.
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Title:Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation In DemosthenesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:October 3, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionI. Speeches in Public Trials1. Against Midias (Or. 21)2. On the False Embassy (Or. 19)3. On the Crown (Or. 18)4. Demosthenes as Speechwriter5. Speeches Written by Other OratorsExcursus: Against Aristogiton (Or. 25)Conclusion I: The Importance of the IndividualII. Deliberative and Private Speeches6. Demosthenes' Assembly Speeches7. Against Leptines (Or. 20)8. Private Speeches I: Ritual Acts with Probative Force9. Private Speeches II: Non-Probative ArgumentsConclusion II: The Influence of the Genre