If it is wanted for an invective, or Philippic, there it is!
And the third Philippic of Cicero: "We are born to honour and liberty; either let us keep them, or die with honour."
He has also been lecturing on temperance, and delivering a Philippic against Darwin.
Another line quoted in the 2nd Philippic is Cedant arma togae, concedat laurea laudi.
Such is the Philippic against Slavery by the first writer of the English language in our day, and one of the first in all times.
Thereupon the doctor launched forth in a Philippic against the school which supported him.
It was like a Philippic of Demosthenes; it was a Ciceronian oration against some Catiline, real or supposed.
Burgoyne's hopes have not been high, as to any salutary result of his own Philippic while uttering it.
On the second of September he delivered his first Philippic in the Senate.
There was a quiet smile around Father Letheby's mouth during this Philippic.
1590s, "bitter invective discourse," from Middle French philippique, from Latin (orationes) Philippicæ, translation of Greek Philippikoi (logoi), the speeches made in Athens by Demosthenes in 351-341 B.C.E. urging Greeks to unite and fight the rising power of Philip II of Macedon. The Latin phrase was used of the speeches made by Cicero against Marc Antony in 44 and 43 B.C.E.