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Title: Zwischen Kontinuität und Wandel
Subtitle: Die Kommunikation von Rhetoren und Demos im klassischen Athen
Author(s): PIEPENBRINK, Karen
Journal: Ancient Society
Volume: 45    Date: 2015   
Pages: 1-26
DOI: 10.2143/AS.45.0.3110540

Abstract :
The article demonstrates that in Athenian democracy in the communication between speakers and demos from the age of Pericles to Demosthenes’ time profound continuities prevail. The expectations of the demos towards the speakers do not change within this period. The same applies to the institutional framework conditions under which the speakers operate. There are just gradual changes in argumentation, for example concerning reference to the past.

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