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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, 95.

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