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

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Inaugurates a series projected to produce, over the next several years, new editions of all the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries BC. The translations are intended to be of use to undergraduates, scholars in other disciplines who do not read Greek, and the general public. The first offering contains the works of the two earliest surviving orators. Antiphon (ca. 480-411) was an Athenian intellectual interested especially in law and justice; Andocides (ca. 440-390) was involved in two religious scandals and here defends himself against charges relating to them. Well annotated for the non- specialist. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
In its primary aim of making Antiphon and Andocides accessible to a broader audience, the volume is eminently successful. Both translators show steady hands, accurately conveying the substance (and nuances) of the speeches in a clear, modern idiom...The book also succeeds in its aim of making the orators intelligible to novices; the introductions and notes provide a brief survey of some of the historical and legal complexities of Attic oratory. Indeed, Gagarin and MacDowell touch on an impressive range of topics within short compass.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292728097
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Oratory of Classical Greece Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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