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Author: Alexey A. Pautkin
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Alexey A. Pautkin – DSc in Philology, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie gory, 1, the 1st corpus of humani-tarian faculties, 119991 Moscow, Russia.

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Pautkin A. A. On the rhetorical-didactic nature of Igor Svyatoslavich’s penitential speech in the chronicle entry for 6693. Hermeneutics of Old Russian literature: Issue 18 / А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences; ex. ed. О.A. Tufanova. Мoscow,  Berlin, Directmedia Publishing, 2019, pp. 325–339.

DOI: 10.23681/500150 (In Russ.)

DOI: 10.23681/500150
Keywords: Kiev chronicle, military tale, the campaign of 1185, Igor Svyatoslavich, penitential speech, rhetoric, Old Russian oratory.

Abstract: The paper analyzes Igor Svyatoslavich’s penitential speech, recorded in the 1185 entry of the Kiev chronicle, dealing with the semantics of this text and its role in the structure of the Southern Russian chronicle story. Special attention is given to the rhetorical techniques used by author of the original piece of oratory, incorporated by the compiler into historical narrative on the defeat of the Novgorod-Seversky prince.