epideictic

ADJECTIVE
  1. designed primarily for rhetorical display
    epideictic orations
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  • The traditional approach to this difficulty is to dismiss epideictic oratory as irrelevant and gratuitous display.
  • He argues that epideictic rhetoric with its traditional concern with the noble provides the model from which a contemporary reasoning about ends could proceed.
  • Again, many of the so-called epideictic epigrams are little more than stories told shortly in elegiac verse, much like the stories in Ovid's Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology
  • Nonetheless, epideictic rhetoric may have political implications.
  • Pericles' funeral oration for Athenians killed in the Peloponnesian War is a famous example of epideictic oratory
  • Overall, epideictic rhetoric may address policy or value issues, can issue blame as well as praise, and bears a close conceptual relationship with song.
  • Note 48: Another of the progymnasmata exercises, the encomium offered "basic training" for epideictic rhetoric, although it was also useful in deliberative and forensic oratory. Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro
  • That is, the songs' rhetorical strategies paralleled those of epideictic speeches.
  • In completing my own offering on scepticism as a rhetorical-poetical "war of ideas," I turn to the close grappling between Byron and Hemans over the enthymeme, or rhetorical syllogism, which like the epideictic is a legacy of the classical Sophism. [ 'A darkling plain': Hemans, Byron and _The Sceptic; A Poem_
  • Tony Blair's epideictic performance at the Labour Party conference last year won admiration even from his foes, but by and large the digital age is cool to rhetoric and, as the enthronement of the blogger suggests, prizes incoherent impulse over the Ciceronian arts of the exordium and the peroration. First Post Says Blair to Resign on May 9th
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