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I'm considering participating to a Greek & Latin recitation contest next month. I couldn't decide on what to read. What do people usually read in these contests? I want to be a bit original though, I don't want to come up with Homer or Aeneid, or Catilina for Latin prose. What would you suggest?
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If you don't want to go for Cicero, you could opt for some Neo-Latin oratory. Check out for example Giambattista Vico's orations - https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=QMG ... &q&f=false.
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It has been argued that Seneca’s tragedies were declaimed rather than acted on stage. Although I disagree with this many passages would be suitable for such a competion. Try the opening of Thyestes or Atreus’s first speech or the Chorus 546- . Atreus’s megalomaniac “Aequalis astris gradior et cunctos super/altum superbo vertice attingens polum”. 885- is another candidate.