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By Ian Worthington

ISBN-10: 0292713312

ISBN-13: 9780292713314

ISBN-10: 0292713320

ISBN-13: 9780292713321

This is the 10th quantity within the Oratory of Classical Greece. This sequence provides all the surviving speeches from the overdue 5th and fourth centuries BC in new translations ready by way of classical students who're on the vanguard of the self-discipline. those translations are specially designed for the desires and pursuits of modern day undergraduates, Greekless students in different disciplines, and the overall public.

Classical oratory is a useful source for the learn of old Greek lifestyles and tradition. The speeches provide proof on Greek ethical perspectives, social and monetary stipulations, political and social ideology, legislation and criminal approach, and different points of Athenian tradition that experience lately been attracting specific curiosity: girls and relatives existence, slavery, and faith, to call only a few.

Demosthenes is thought of as the best orator of classical antiquity. This quantity comprises his Funeral Oration (Speech 60) in case you died within the conflict of Chaeronea in 338 BC, within which Philip of Macedonia secured his dominance over Greece, in addition to the so-called Erotic Essay (Speech 61), a rhetorical workout within which the speaker eulogizes the formative years Epicrates for his appears and actual prowess and encourages him to check philosophy so one can turn into a virtuous and morally upright citizen. the amount additionally contains fifty-six prologues (the openings to political speeches to the Athenian meeting) and 6 letters it appears written through the orator's exile from Athens. simply because so little literature survives from the 330s and 320s BC, those works supply necessary insights into Athenian tradition and politics of that era.

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