Demosthenes, Speeches 50-59

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Although the title ascribes these ten speeches to the greatest Attic orator Demosthenes, there is much debate as to whether some of these were in fact the work of Apollodorus. This volume belongs to a series devoted to providing English translations of surviving speeches from the late 5th and 4th centuries BC. An introduction to Demosthenes and his work is written by Michael Gagarin whereas the following translations of speeches 50-59, each preceded by a short introduction, are by Victor Bers. Most of the speeches concern relationships between Athenian citizens and state institutions and provide insights into public and private life in 4th-century Athens.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292709225
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Series: The Oratory of Classical Greece Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 237
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor Bers is Professor of Classics at Yale University.
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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface (Michael Gagarin)
Translator's Preface (Victor Bers)
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
Note on Currency
Bibliography of Works Cited
Introduction to Demosthenes (Michael Gagarin)
Supplementary Bibliography
Introduction to This Volume (Victor Bers)
50. Against Polycles
51. On the Trierarchic Crown
52. Against Callippus
53. Against Nicostratus
54. Against Conon
55. Against Callicles
56. Against Dionysodorus
57. Against Eubulides
58. Against Theocrines
59. Against Neaera
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