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An outsider among the London-based student body, young Elia is hardly a candidate for the ludic schoolboy declaimer whose "class clown" antics suggest an insider status.
But the main characters in The Queen of Corinth, The Double Marriage, and The Laws of Candy, through their varying kinds and degrees of deviation from an ideal of virtue, are formed with motivations and drives both complex and internally coherent; and the Controversiae stimulate this character-formation because they induce their participating declaimers, and hence our playwrights, to address the motives and drives of specific imagined selves.
This interest in, and command of, constitutional detail and theorizing shows that the author was not just a declaimer at heart, but also something of a constitutional historian.
In other words, the real victor emerging out of Lucian's treatise was not the rehabilitated pantomime but the rehabilitating orator, the declaimer who, while validating the pantomime experience, in reality controlled its fate, for it was his own art that played a crucial role in negotiating the dancer's position with respect to "high" culture.
The practical value of Hermogenes' treatise lies in the sophisticated and effective structures of argument which his divisions offer the would-be speaker or declaimer. In any case, the attempt to work out a substructure for stasis-theory had broken down: the Collapsed Model on offer in various forms in Hermogenes' day had as little theoretical as practical value.
Figures in the Shadows: The Speech of Two Augustan-Age Declaimers, Arellius Fuscus and Papirius Fabianus
The declaimers spoke about money as the fabulist spoke about language: they assigned all the goods and all the evils of society to it simultaneously.
Kuhnheim focuses specifically on poetry performance, in variations spanning from the popularity of early 20th-century declaimers of verse to contemporary techniques for performing and propagating poems on social media.
The poem presents a celebratory pageant running from the medieval period to the present in which figures from the historical past, such as 'peasants hoarsely talking under the wind' are not simply described but are 'called' by the poem's declaimers. These figures are welcomed into a pact that completes for them the historical process of class struggle and the search for freedom to which they contributed but which they could not, at their earlier historical moments, realise in either sense of the word.
Albalah: this favorite genre is alkso associated with social occasions such as holidays or wedding celebrities depends on competition by poets and declaimers who gather to rehearse poems or poetic lines in Self-righteous, commendation lampoonery or irony.
Unfortunately my stomach wouldn't let me vote for a party with the likes of Blair, the Milibands, Straw, Mandelson and Harman in its ranks - all declaimers of the toffs in society but some of whom went to private schools but don't want the same for anyone-else.
Despite declaimers, Iran wants to be a nuclear-armed power.