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Overview

This is the sixth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece. This series presents all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries BC in new translations prepared by classical scholars who are at the forefront of the discipline. These translations are especially designed for the needs and interests of today's undergraduates, Greekless scholars in other disciplines, and the general public.

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, law and legal procedure, and other aspects of Athenian culture that have been largely ignored: women and family life, slavery, and religion, to name just a few.

Demosthenes is regarded as the greatest orator of classical antiquity; indeed, his very eminence may be responsible for the inclusion under his name of a number of speeches he almost certainly did not write. This volume contains four speeches that are most probably the work of Apollodorus, who is often known as "the Eleventh Attic Orator." Regardless of their authorship, however, this set of ten law court speeches gives a vivid sense of public and private life in fourth-century BC Athens. They tell of the friendships and quarrels of rural neighbors, of young men joined in raucous, intentionally shocking behavior, of families enduring great poverty, and of the intricate involvement of prostitutes in the lives of citizens. They also deal with the outfitting of warships, the grain trade, challenges to citizenship, and restrictions on the civic role of men in debt to the state.

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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)

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
Abbreviations
Note on Currency
Bibliography of Works Cited
DEMOSTHENES
Introduction to Demosthenes (Michael Gagarin)
Life
Works
Style
Significance
Supplementary Bibliography
Introduction to This Volume (Victor Bers)
Apollodorus
Text
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
Index
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