“Skill and Methods: Attic Orators”

Magdalen College Oxford, class session in Old Law Library, 20 November 2023, 14:00

Judson Herrman

Aristotle on types of oratory (Rhetoric 1.3): deliberative/symbouleutic, forensic/dicanic, epideictic/ceremonial

Orators and speeches

Hellenistic canon of ten orators active 440s? to 320s

Demosthenes best known over the ages

Traditional approach to Demosthenes and Aeschines

Changing approaches to Demosthenes and others in 20th c.

Other types of oratory – epideictic