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Originally published in 1922, this book contains the Greek text of the only surviving complete speech by the orator Lycurgus of Athens, which was delivered against Leocrates. Petrie includes a detailed introduction on the life and career of Lycurgus and an analysis of the speech, with detailed notes on the text and a critical apparatus at the back of the volume. This book will be of value to Classicists and anyone with an interest in Greek oratory and law.
De Imperio Cn. Pompeii (in support of Pompey), or Pro Lege Manilia, (in favour of the Manilian law) was Cicero's first speech on public affairs. Delivered in 66 BC when Cicero was praetor, he argued in support of a proposal from Manilius, the tribune at that time, to extend Pompey's command in the East and so take over the command in the war against Mithridates. The speech charts the moment when Cicero was transformed from lawyer to politician, but also effected a decision which led to Rome's success in the third Mithridatic War and her assertion of supremacy in the East. This edition contains sections 27-45, where Cicero discusses how to choose a general, passionately advocating for a leader with the skills and expertise of Pompey. The introductory essay provides an overview of the historical and political context, and provides detail on the rhetorical and literary devices employed by Cicero in this speech. Detailed commentary notes accompanying the Latin text gloss difficult words and phrases, explain references to Cicero's contemporary politics, and highlight instances of oratorical usage. This is the prescribed edition of the prose set text for OCR's AS GCE Classics Latin qualification, for examination from 2015 to 2017 inclusive.
What makes a speech great? In this second volume of Great Scottish Speeches, more than 60 speeches made by Scots or by others in Scotland have been drawn together, not necessarily for their heart-stopping eloquence (although many have that), but as a testament to their enduring historical significance. These speeches each provide a snapshot of the social, cultural or political context in which they were made, a celebration of the power of great oratory across the ages. As you fight for fairness, you will always find in me a friend, a partner and a brother. Gordon Brown O sister, rule your realm in peace; I give up every claim to these domains. Mary Queen of Scots Such in my opinion is the true gospel concerning wealth, obedience to which is destined someday to solve the problems of the rich and the poor. Andrew Carnegie Vote, Jock. Vote, Sweaty Sock. Talk properly. Alan Bissett
'Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfil themselves.' These powerful words, spoken by Nelson Mandela in his inaugural address as the new president of South Africa, are taken from just one of the forty important and thought-provoking speeches in this collection. Ranging from 1945 to the present day, they provide an important insight into the modern world. Inspirational speeches by Winston Churchill, Mikhail Gorbachev, Martin Luther King, Barack Obama and many others are supplemented with biographies of each speaker, as well an exploration of their words' significance and an historical account of the consequences of their oratory. This is a history of the recent and contemporary world told through the speeches that shaped it.
Constructing Effective Speeches is an easy-to-understand guidebook for beginning public speakers. The book is divided into four main sections, each of which provides novice speakers with tools that are needed in the speech building process. The first section covers the history of rhetoric, and discusses what speakers need to know about an audience in order to make a speech effective. The second section provides information on selecting appropriate topics, and researching and supporting ideas. It also addresses delivery, style, and visual aids. In the next section readers learn about building the parts of a speech: the introduction, body, and conclusion, as well as the use of transitions. The final section details specifics about creating informative and persuasive speeches. It also covers the requirements for speeches of entertainment. The Public Speaking Intersection is a special feature of Constructing Effective Speeches. Spread throughout the text, this tool aid students' understanding of the interplay between the four elements of a public speaking situation: speaker, audience, message, and occasion. The appendix to the book has practical exercises and tear-out assignments. It also includes a glossary, comprehensive reference list, and helpful links for concepts. Constructing Effective Speeches is intended for introductory Public Speaking or Speech Communication courses. The skills it teaches can be easily transferred to other college courses, and to the workplace.
Cicero (106-43BC) was the most brilliant orator in Classical history. Even one of the men who authorized his assassination, the Emperor Octavian, admitted to his grandson that Cicero was: 'an eloquent man, my boy, eloquent and a lover of his country'. This new selection of speeches illustrates Cicero's fierce loyalty to the Roman Republic, giving an overview of his oratory from early victories in the law courts to the height of his political career in the Senate. We see him sway the opinions of the mob and the most powerful men in Rome, in favour of Pompey the Great and against the conspirator Catiline, while The Philippics, considered his finest achievements, contain the thrilling invective delivered against his rival, Mark Antony, which eventually led to Cicero's death.
Since its inception, the Nobel Prize for literature has given a very public voice to some of the world's greatest writers, and their responses to the honor-their acceptance speeches-have often been epochal. From the famed call to arms by William Faulkner to the multicultural song of Derek Walcott, from 1903's Bjornstjerne Bjornson to 1999's Gunter Grass, this collection of 28 speeches traces the ideals of the artists and the selection committee itself throughout the 20th century. Included are an introduction to each of the writers chosen, an abridged copy of the speech or lecture and a bibliography of works in English.
A unique and fascinating guide for anyone who wants to be a better speaker, this book analyzes the success factors behind the greatest speeches of Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Benazir Bhutto, Jack Welch, Steve Jobs, William Jennings Bryan, and more.