Origin of Philippic
Examples from the Web for philippic
Such are the First Philippic and the three orations for Olynthus.
Coolly drawing out his pocketbook, he threw down two hundred florins,—the usual fine,—and continued his philippic.The Baron's Sons|Mr Jkai
A philippic at once so caustic and so classical, alighted like a bombshell among the hitherto peaceful citizens of Nopolis.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe
Cicero replied in the Second Philippic, one of the most violent invectives ever written.A Smaller History of Rome|William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
But suddenly a gentleman of Provence rose to deliver a philippic against women.The Physiology of Marriage, Complete|Honore de Balzac
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.