Antiphon and Andocides (The Oratory of Classical Greece Series) / Edition 1

Antiphon and Andocides (The Oratory of Classical Greece Series) / Edition 1

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by Antiphon, Andocides
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292728093

ISBN-13: 9780292728097

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Classical oratory is an invaluable resource for the study of ancient Greek life and culture. The speeches offer evidence on Greek moral views, social and economic conditions, political and social ideology, and other aspects of Athenian culture that have been largely ignored: women and family life, slavery, and religion, to name just a few.

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Classical oratory is an invaluable resource for the study of ancient Greek life and culture. The speeches offer evidence on Greek moral views, social and economic conditions, political and social ideology, and other aspects of Athenian culture that have been largely ignored: women and family life, slavery, and religion, to name just a few.

This volume contains the works of the two earliest surviving orators, Antiphon and Andocides. Antiphon (ca. 480-411) was a leading Athenian intellectual and creator of the profession of logography ("speech writing"), whose special interest was law and justice. His six surviving works all concern homicide cases. Andocides (ca. 440-390) was involved in two religious scandals—the mutilation of the Herms (busts of Hermes) and the revelation of the Eleusinian Mysteries—on the eve of the fateful Athenian expedition to Sicily in 415. His speeches are a defense against charges relating to those events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292728097
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Oratory of Classical Greece Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Series Introduction (Michael Gagarin)
Oratory in Classical Athens
The Orators
The Works of the Orators
Government and Law in Classical Athens
The Translation of Greek Oratory
Abbreviations
Note on Currency
Bibliography of Works Cited
ANTIPHON (Michael Gagarin)
Introduction
1. Against the Stepmother
The Tetralogies
2. First Tetralogy
3. Second Tetralogy
4. Third Tetralogy
5. On the Murder of Herodes
6. On the Chorus Boy
Fragment 1. On the Revolution
ANDOCIDES (Douglas M. MacDowell)
Introduction
1. On the Mysteries
2. On His Return
3. On the Peace with Sparta
4. Against Alcibiades
Index

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