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Oratorum Graecorum, quorum princeps, est Demosthenes, quae supersunt,…

by Johann Jacob Reiske

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"read the Orations of Demosthenes & Cicero. analyse these orations, and examine the correctness of the disposition, language, figures, states of the cases, arguments Etc." - Thomas Jefferson to John Minor, 30 Aug. 1814 [PTJ:RS7: 625-631]

"I would advise you to undertake a regular course of history & poetry in both languages, in Greek, go first thro’ the Cyropaedia, and then read Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon’s Hellenies & Anabasis, Arrian’s Alexander, & Plutarch’s lives, for prose reading: Homer’s Iliad & Odyssey, Euripides, Sophocles in poetry, & Demosthenes in Oratory." - Thomas Jefferson to Francis Eppes, 6 Oct. 1820

"for Senatorial eloquence Demosthenes is the finest model." - Thomas Jefferson to John Garland, 27 Feb. 1822
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