Isocrates I / Edition 1by David C. Mirhady
Pub. Date: 11/15/2000
Publisher: University of Texas Press
This is the fourth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece series. Planned for publication over several years, the series will present all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries B.C. in new translations prepared by classical scholars who are at the forefront of the discipline. These translations are especially designed for the needs
This is the fourth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece series. Planned for publication over several years, the series will present all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries B.C. 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, 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 works from the early, middle, and late career of the Athenian rhetorician Isocrates (436-338). Among the translated works are his legal speeches, pedagogical essays, and his lengthy autobiographical defense, Antidosis. In them, he seeks to distinguish himself and his work, which he characterizes as "philosophy," from that of the sophists and other intellectuals such as Plato. Isocrates' identity as a teacher was an important mode of political activity, through which he sought to instruct his students, foreign rulers, and his fellow Athenians. He was a controversial figure who championed a role for the written word in fourth-century politics and thought.
Table of ContentsThe Works of Isocrates
Oratory in Classical Athens
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 Isocrates
Life and Career
Philosophia, Education, and Politics
A Note on Terminology
The Works of Isocrates
Part One (David Mirhady)
1. To Demonicus
10. Encomium of Helen
13. Against the Sophists
16. On the Team of Horses
18. Special Plea against Callimachus
20. Against Lochites
21. Against Euthynus, without Witnesses
Part Two (Yun Lee Too)
2. To Nicocles
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