Attic Style of Oratory
The name given to that style of ancient oratory that makes only a sparing use of verbal
ornament, tropes, antitheses, and rhetorical devices, but is restrained, dignified, and
severe. It is thus opposed to the so-called Asiatic Style (q. v.).
The best example of the severely Attic style is to be found in the orations of Demosthenes.
See Cicero, Brutus