The corpus of ancient Greek oratory (late 5th to early 4th century) contains, among many other wonderful things, about 100 case descriptions, each of which forms the center of an often complex argument. The talk will look at some of these case narratives; first as carefully designed pieces of literature, that is, from the perspective of narratology. I will look for certain kinds of ‘plots’ and discuss the self-presentation of the narrator. Second, the paper will discuss these cases from within the conceptual framework of ‘thinking in cases’. Here the paper will look mainly at how the the speaker draws or invites general conclusions from a specific event.