delivered a funeral oration

delivered a funeral oration
gave a speech at a funeral

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  • Demosthenes' Funeral Oration — (Greek: Ἐπιτάφιος Λόγος) was delivered between August and September of 338 BC, just after the Battle of Chaeronea. It constitutes along with the Erotic Essay the two epideictic orations of the prominent Athenian statesman and orator, which are… …   Wikipedia

  • Oration — O*ra tion, n.[L. oratio, fr. orare to speak, utter, pray. See {Oral}, {Orison}.] An elaborate discourse, delivered in public, treating an important subject in a formal and dignified manner; especially, a discourse having reference to some special …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oration — /aw ray sheuhn, oh ray /, n. 1. a formal public speech, esp. one delivered on a special occasion, as on an anniversary, at a funeral, or at academic exercises. 2. a public speech characterized by a studied or elevated style, diction, or delivery …   Universalium

  • oration — /ɒˈreɪʃən / (say o rayshuhn) noun 1. a formal speech, especially one delivered on a special occasion, as on an anniversary, at a funeral, or at academic exercises. 2. a speech characterised by an elevated style, diction, or delivery. {Middle… …  

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  • Hyperides — ▪ Greek politician born 389 BC died 322       Athenian politician who opposed the Macedonian hegemony over Greece and was ranked as one of the greatest of the “canonical” 10 Attic orators.       A member of a wealthy family, Hyperides is said to… …   Universalium

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