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Which Macedonian is invective's eponym?

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Answer: Philip

A word derived from a name is an eponym.

For example, an oration full of bitter invective is a philippic. The word derives from the Greek Philippikoi logoi, the name given to a series of speeches given by Demosthenes (351-341 BC) urging Greeks to oppose the rising power of Philip II of Macedon.


Invective's eponym? Sounds like a brand of aspirin
t.e.hoagland at

So,Philippic used against Philip!
dhammu123 at

Is part of the challenge to determine the intent of the question? Many of Moot's queries are convoluted and labyrinthine. The word 'invective' does not possess an eponym. Certainly on this i'm splitting hairs, but in the past the poser of questions is indeed in need of an adequate edit. The puzzle wouldn't suffer in its difficulty. [Mootguy: Convolution is in the eye of the beholder.]
garrperr at &

Too easy for those who recall Simon and Garfunkel's "a simple desultory philippic."
henryj at

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