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2. Politisch-rhetorische Praxis in der Polis

Thomas G. M. Blank


In the Athenian democracy of the late 5th and 4th centuries, political influence directly resulted from oratorical skill. Intellectuals even considered the very existence of the Greek pólis as based upon lógos. The chapter tries to trace some of the most important roots of political oratory in Archaic Greece before outlining the different spaces, stages, contexts, and personnel involved in and influencing political oratory in Classical Athens.

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