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PHILIPPICS

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 392 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PHILIPPICS, in classical literature, a series of orations delivered by Demosthenes against Philip of Macedon. The name was applied to the speeches of Cicero against Mark Antony, and " Philippic " has passed into general use in the sense of an impassioned invective or declamation.
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