The Major Declamations, attributed to Quintilian in antiquity, exemplify the final stage of Greco-Roman rhetorical training, in which students delivered speeches for the prosecution and defense at imaginary trials. A wide variety of fascinating ethical, social, and legal details animate the fictional world conjured up by these oratorical exercises.
The Major Declamations, attributed to Quintilian in antiquity, exemplify the final stage of Greco-Roman rhetorical training, in which students delivered speeches for the prosecution and defense at imaginary trials.
A scholarly edition of the writings and speeches of Edmund Burke. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.
During these years he spoke in over two hundred debates and sat through many more . ' In the same period , he penned two major contributions to the public debate on the leading issues of the time , one of them ( the Thoughts on the ...
Author: Edmund Burke
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
This will be a 3 volume commentary on Thucydides. Appendices will appear in v.3 to be published some years hence.
In the second part I put a more ambitious challenge , which had to with Thucydides ' speeches . Do they , I asked , contain any major item of information about earlier history , i.e. about the periods covered by Herodotus , which is not ...
Author: Simon Hornblower
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY series introduces readers to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. This collection serves as a primary anthology for introductory U.S. history, covering the subject's entire chronological span. Comprehensive topical coverage includes politics, economics, labor, gender, culture, and social trends. The Third Edition features greater focus on visual and cultural sources throughout. Several chapters now include images, songs and poems to give readers a better feel for the time period and events under discussion. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The two volumes that comprise this book bring together primary documents and secondary sources on the major debates in American history. ... Included are letters, sermons, speeches, political cartoons, poems, and government reports.
Author: Elizabeth Cobbs
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this reader uses a carefully selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow students to test the interpretations of distinguished historians and draw their own conclusions about the history of American foreign policy. This text serves as an effective educational tool for courses on U.S. foreign policy, recent U.S. history, or 20th Century U.S. history. Some of the new literature spotlights cultural relations, and the ways in which culturally constructed attitudes about class, gender, race, and national identity have shaped American's perceptions of the world and subsequently its overseas relationships. In this volume, almost one-half of the essays are new, including selections by Laura McEnaney, Michael L. Krenn, Walter A. Hixson, Robert W. Tucker, Erez Manela, Victoria de Grazia, Thomas F. O'Brien, John Lewis Gaddis, Andrew J. Rotter, Chen Jian, Vladislov Zubok, Michelle Mart, Christina Klein, Randall Woods, Jeremi Suri, Carol Eisenberg, Salim Yaquib, Melvyn P. Leffler, Arne Odd Westad, and George C. Herring. This new edition includes expanded coverage of U.S. policy toward the Third World. New selections explore the U.S. presence in Latin America during the interwar era and the Middle East during the early Cold War and the era of detente. Others examine U.S. relations with Southeast Asia prior to U.S. military escalation in the Vietnam War and the negotiations pursued by the Richard Nixon administration to end that conflict. Recently released documents on Ronald Reagan's presidency and the end of the Cold War have also been added. Finally, the last chapter had been revised to focus on the administration of George W. Bush and its response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, including the on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
President Nixon: I said that because I have read the Chairman's poems and speeches, and I knew he was a professional philosopher. (Chinese laugh.) Chairman Mao: (Looking at Dr. Kissinger) He is a doctor of philosophy?
Author: Dennis Merrill
Publisher: Cengage Learning
What did America's greatest orators say regarding significant issues and concerns throughout United States history? This three-volume set examines hundreds of the most historically significant speeches from colonial times to the modern era, allowing readers to consider exactly what the speakers said—and to better understand the motivations behind each speech as well as the effect on the audiences that heard them. • Presents chronologically arranged entries that provide a documentary view of American history through the speeches that have shaped the United States • Includes background material that gives students primary texts to work with and helps them develop their critical reading, thinking, and writing skills • Supplies extensive background information that places each speech in its historical context
American History through Its Greatest Speeches: A Documentary History of the United States is an integrated set of three volumes arranged chronologically. Each volume will present a variety of speeches for readers to examine.
Author: Jolyon P. Girard
EMThe Theory of the Top. Volume II. Development of the Theory in the Case of the Heavy Symmetric TopEM is the second in a series of four self-contained English translations of the classic and definitive treatment of rigid body motion. Graduate students and researchers interested in theoretical and applied mechanics will find this a thorough and insightful account. Other works in this series include EMVolume I. Introduction to the Kinematics and Kinetics of the TopEM, EMVolume III. Perturbations. Astronomical and Geophysical ApplicationsEM, and EMVolume IV. Technical Applications of the Theory of the Top.EM
Development of the Theory in the Case of the Heavy Symmetric Top Felix Klein, Arnold Sommerfeld ... VI of Vol. II of the second edition of the Trait ́e de M ́ecanique, Poisson derives the differential equations for the motion of a rigid ...
Author: Felix Klein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Irregular, Doubtful, and Emended Accidentals in F1 In the Textual Notes, the lemma is the reading of this edition's text. In these notes, for emendations to F1, the lemma is followed by the siglum or sigla of the edition(s) from which the emendation is taken, and then by the rejected F1 reading and the siglum or sigla of the 17th-c. editions reading differently from the lemma. Where no source is given for the emendation, the adopted reading is not in any of the folios. Doubtful and irregular readings are merely listed. (
The play's major tone is irony. ... They appear in a few speeches, public orations, and analytic ones. ... BURTON (1980: 299, 304-7, 312): Comparative clauses occur more frequently (mostly in Volumnia's speeches) in Cor. than in any ...
Author: David George
Pragmatics of Semantically-Restricted Domains, the second volume of Pragmatic Perspectives on Language and Linguistics, edited by Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka, gathers papers which partly complement and develop the first volume, Speech Actions in Theory and Applied Studies (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010). Most of the texts collected in this book, representative of advanced independent research and that of an informed exercise in the application of a pragmatic framework, result from the Fourth Symposium on “New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics,” organized at the University of Łódź, Poland, in May 2008. Accepting the inevitable failure of any attempt to pose a strict and clear-cut division between the research area of semantics and that of pragmatics, the volume focuses on pragmatics-oriented analyses of data which are best described as “semantically” limited. While Volume One concentrated on speech as a type of action, the present volume, without denying the inherently actional nature of language use, concentrates on limited contexts. Pragmatic phenomena in semantically-restricted domains are addressed from a variety of both theoretical and applied perspectives. The book is divided in three parts. Part One, “Pragmatics, Politics and Ideology,” gathers seven papers centered on issues pertaining to political linguistics. In Part Two, “The Pragmatics of Humour, Power and the Media,” there are eight papers which explore issues of politeness and modesty, pragmatic aspects of mediated and gendered discourse, or dynamicity of power relation in interaction. Part Three, “Focus on Textual Properties,” concentrates on text, excluding political discourse. It integrates discussions of equivalence and specialized translation, intertextual properties and pragmatically-motivated lexical choices in business communication, in law, and in science.
Bearing in mind the dialogic nature of discourse (Bakhtin 1981) I assume collective authorship of political speeches and thus the Bush administration is recognized as the primary author of the releases on the White House website.
Author: Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION, VOLUME II includes 88 maps and excerpts of over 132 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is lushly illustrated with 267 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and new end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. Available in the following split options: WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91324-5; Volume I: To 1715 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-1-111-34212-8; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 13-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34213-5; Volume A: To 1500 (Chapters 1-12), ISBN: 978-1-111-34214-2; Volume B: 1300 to 1815 (Chapters 11-19), ISBN: 978-1-111-34215-9; Volume C: Since 1789 (Chapters 19-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34216-6; Title: Alternate Volume: Since 1300 (Chapters 11-30), ISBN: 978-1-111-34219-7. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The rest of the film is devoted to scenes from the six clays of the party rally: the dramatic opening when Hitler is greeted with thunderous applause; the major speeches of party leaders; an outdoor rally of Labor Service men who ...
Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publisher: Cengage Learning