epideictical


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Adj.1.epideictical - designed primarily for rhetorical display; "epideictic orations"
demonstrative - given to or marked by the open expression of emotion; "an affectionate and demonstrative family"
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Athena is said to embody the "beautiful" or beneviolent "idealisms" of civic humanism, or, another way of saying the same thing, the Athens invented by Byron's epideictical rhetoric in the notes: This theatre of contentions between mighty factions, of the straggles of orators, the exultation and deposition of tyrants, the triumph and punishment of generals, is now become a scene of petty intrigue and perpetual disturbance, between the bickering agents of certain British nobility and gentry (B II.189; my emphasis)