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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 167–184.
Published: 01 June 1990
... in various drafts. CIVIC HUMANISM AND THE REBIRTH OF THE CICERONIAN ORATION* By RONALD G. WI?T The discussion of the rebirth of Ciceronian oratory around 1400 involves not only the rebirth of ancient oratorical style but also the evolution...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (3): 341–344.
Published: 01 September 1945
... Venator (a personal friend of Opitz frorh his Hei- delberg days), Leo Allatius, etc. The contribution of Opitz is the funeral oration which he spoke at the interment of Ulderic, Prince of The reputation of this young man is interesting enough for its own sake, if we...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (4): 331–334.
Published: 01 December 1953
... at least a dozen editions of the Golden Boke between 1535 and 1586, while an enlarged edition of the Did of Princes appeared in 1568 and was republished in 1582. The most celebrated passage in Guevara’s work is the oration of the villain of the Danube, related by Marcus Aure1ius.l The emperor...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1974) 35 (1): 66–77.
Published: 01 March 1974
... on, without in any way participating, is inhuman and indeed at least incipiently hostile, just as spying on a family meal or a bridal chamber would be. (Hence televising religious services presents major problems-much greater than radio broadcasting of them.) Like an oration undertaking...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1971) 32 (1): 42–57.
Published: 01 March 1971
..., is committed to the world of words. For him significant experience is verbal, and significant action is mental. By his son’s testimony he was “born an orator” (p. 52), and was “never at a loss what to say to any man, upon any subject” (p. 395). Robert J. Griffin calls him “a language addi~tand John...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (2): 323–325.
Published: 01 June 1942
... The Rhetoric of Alexander Hamilton. By BOWERALY. New York : Columbia University Press, 1941. Pp. x + 226. $2.50. No chronicler has dealt adequately with Hamilton as orator, says Professor Aly in this interesting study of three of Hamilton’s speeches on ratification of the Federal...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2008) 69 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of the Poetics Aristotle’s advice to the dramatist “seems to imagine the playwright himself, like an orator, standing before the audience himself, and playing on their emotions (being ‘persuasive’ or ‘realistic’) through his own capacity for emotional self-involvement.”7 Of greatest importance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (3): 506–510.
Published: 01 September 1941
... as it is in the tradition of the Latin panegyric oration. Yet even when full allowance is made for its unrelieved and extrava- gantly laudatory vein, it does sharpen somewhat the outlines of our picture of the young nobleman. As a typical example of the organization and style of the six- teenth-century...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1989) 50 (4): 393–396.
Published: 01 December 1989
... and their filiations. The nine hundred theses, the De Ente et Uno, the Heptaplus, and the huge treatise against judicial astrology eclipse the rhetorical Oration in philosophical density, subtlety, and com- plexity. Kerrigan and Braden are presumably aware of this. Even so, the Oralion-in actuality one small...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (1): 106–108.
Published: 01 March 1950
... thought is well illus- trated by the translation of Ficino’s Five Questions Concerning the Mind by Josephine Burroughs and by Pico’s Oration on the Dignity of Man, translated by Elizabeth Forbes, in which an almost incompatible variety of sources is employed. But in defense of the use...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1992) 53 (1): 57–82.
Published: 01 March 1992
... the nature of things requires. It is the mother of orators, the instruction of writers; it is the science that directs the world firstly to proper action and that further directs it through holy preaching, through Holy Scripture, and through the law that governs men...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1990) 51 (2): 249–272.
Published: 01 June 1990
... broaches the trickiest part of both her politics and her poetics: what does she mean by “Satan”? ‘Wheresoeuer thou shalt finde the Diuel brought in Poeticallie to make any oration to the King and States of France,” she says, as in manie places he is: then understand, that under those...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (3): 233–259.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to the Aristotelian traditions of logic and rhetoric. The syllogism was both the basic unit of deductive reasoning in Aristotle’s ( 1938 : 1.24b) Prior Analytics and the source of the enthymeme—one of two central means of persuasion, according to Aristotle’s ( 1926 : 1856b) Rhetoric . 12 Orators were encouraged...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 462–471.
Published: 01 December 1950
... the group and whimsically asks the orator Hortensius to pronounce a funeral oration, which Hortensius does, praising Sulla’s deeds. Next the dictator calls on the actor Roscius to bare his arm and muss up his hair in imitation of Marius addressing the Roman mob in attacking his rival Sulla...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (1): 21–30.
Published: 01 March 1963
... this “circular education” was effected he does not say. It will be noted that Milton is talking of the orator, who may include the clergyman, and that he divorces the poet from the orator.’ A few months later, in Sonnet 7, he was again to talk in undefined terms of his life in reassurance...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (2): 248.
Published: 01 June 1950
... affairs, to produce orator statesmen who should know how to guide the commonwealth not by force but by reasoned and impassioned eloquence. But, as Professor Clark has himself previously shown us, the line between eloquence and poetry, for Milton and his generation, was one extremely...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1941) 2 (1): 123–129.
Published: 01 March 1941
... as to illustrate the influence of theory, sound or unsound, on prac- tice. Orations, letters, lyrics, pastorals, romances, drama, tales, his- tory and essays all come in for consideration. As Baldwin was a confirmed Aristotelian, severely basing his literary canons upon the Rhetoric...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1951) 12 (1): 13–19.
Published: 01 March 1951
... rhetoric that the good character of the orator is a strong means of persuasion; poet and orator were often treated as one. It was conventional in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to say that the poet is a teacher of virtue, and Jonson insists that the teacher must know virtue from having...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (3): 477–478.
Published: 01 September 1942
..., it is placed at the head of Folly’s oration. Aside from this minor flaw, however, Erasmus’ work is presented in a manner not only scholarly but also handsome and convenient. In his introduction, Hudson discusses the traditions from which The Praise of Folly derives : the pattern of eulogy...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (2): 226–227.
Published: 01 June 1964
... the importance of poetic style, and had specific ideas on the role that poetry should play. His analyses of such poems as “Is it true, ye gods, who treat us” and “Qui Laborat, Orat” supply concrete examples of Clough’s artistic skill, particularly in what Houghton calls the “intellec- tual lyric.” So...