Demosthenes the Orator

Demosthenes the Orator

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by Douglas M. MacDowell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199287198

ISBN-13: 9780199287192

Pub. Date: 02/08/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

In the most comprehensive account available of the texts of Demosthenes, Douglas M. MacDowell describes and assesses all of the great orator's speeches, including those for the lawcourts as well as the addresses to the Ekklesia. Besides the genuine speeches, MacDowell also covers those which have probably wrongly been ascribed to Demosthenes, such as the ones

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In the most comprehensive account available of the texts of Demosthenes, Douglas M. MacDowell describes and assesses all of the great orator's speeches, including those for the lawcourts as well as the addresses to the Ekklesia. Besides the genuine speeches, MacDowell also covers those which have probably wrongly been ascribed to Demosthenes, such as the ones written for delivery by Apollodorus; and he considers too the Epistles, the Prooemia, and the puzzling Erotic Speech.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199287192
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/08/2010
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Speeches and texts
2. Demosthenes' family and personal life
3. Demosthenes' inheritance
4. Other families
5. Apollodorus
6. Liturgies and the navy
7. Illegal proposals and unsuitable laws
8. The young politician
9. Assault and the rule of law
10. Trade and industry
11. Citizenship and disfranchisement
12. The Peace of Philokrates
13. War and defeat
14. The case of the crown
15. Style
16. The letters and the final years

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