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Divine TalkReligious Argumentation in Demosthenes$
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Gunther Martin

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560226

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560226.001.0001

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Private Speeches I: Ritual Acts with Probative Force

Private Speeches I: Ritual Acts with Probative Force

(p.250) 8 Private Speeches I: Ritual Acts with Probative Force
Divine Talk

Gunther Martin

Oxford University Press

This chapter outlines the use of religion in standard patterns in the private speeches. References to religious acts, in particular oaths, that form part of the procedure are more prominent than in public speeches because the aggressive use of religion as a means of accusation is normally dispensed with. The formal elements of the trial are not exploited for their religious content, whereas extra-judicial cult practices can be introduced exactly because of their religious significance.

Keywords:   private speeches, legal procedure, oaths, cult practices

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