Origin of Philippic
Examples from the Web for philippic
Historical Examples of philippic
Such a philippic, he seemed to think, could never be out of season.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland
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He himself goes to Puteoli, and there he writes the second Philippic.
In the same evening he addresses the people in his fourth Philippic.
On the second of September he delivered his first Philippic in the Senate.
Cicero speaks of this event of his life in his twelfth Philippic, c. 11.
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.