Isocrates I / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292752382
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2000
  • Series: Oratory of Classical Greece Series , #4
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

The Works of Isocrates
Acknowledgments
Series Introduction
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

Introduction to Isocrates
Life and Career
Philosophia, Education, and Politics
Style
A Note on Terminology
Text
The Works of Isocrates
Part One (David Mirhady)
Introduction
1. To Demonicus
10. Encomium of Helen
11. Busiris
13. Against the Sophists
16. On the Team of Horses
17. Trapeziticus
18. Special Plea against Callimachus
19. Aegineticus
20. Against Lochites
21. Against Euthynus, without Witnesses

Part Two (Yun Lee Too)
Introduction
9. Evagoras
2. To Nicocles
3. Nicocles
7. Areopagiticus
15. Antidosis

Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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