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oration
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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Definition
giving a speech to an audience
  • Quinctilian has taken notice of the following speech of Priam, the rhetorical artifice of which is so transcendent, that if genius did not often, especially in oratory, unconsciously fulfil the most subtle precepts of criticism, we might be induced, on this account alone, to consider the last book of the Iliad as what is called spurious, in other words, of later date than the rest of the poem.
    Footnotes (96% in)
  • Homer," p. 20, well observes that this comparison may also be sarcastically applied to the frigid style of oratory.
    Footnotes (42% in)

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