Essay Topic 1
Explain the division of the nine parts for a traditional funereal oratory and the purpose of each. Also define the following terms: Logoslergion, Dirkaion, Progonoi, Autochthones, Progonoi, and Paideia.
Essay Topic 2
Define, compare and contrast Epainesis and Parainesis; Paramythetikon and Protreptikon. Explain why each is crucial to the formulation of an oratory.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the personalities, strengths and careers of Robert E. Lee and George Meade. Who had the biggest impact on the Civil War?
Essay Topic 4
What was Lincoln most concerned about in regards to the Gettysburg Address? Were the concerns well founded or frivolous? How were the concerns addressed? Did any other public figure/speaker face any of those same concerns? If so, who? How were the concerns resolved?
Essay Topic 5
Lincoln was not the main speaker at Gettysburg. Who was the main speaker? Why was s/he chosen over Lincoln...
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