Isocrates II (The Oratory of Classical Greece, Volume 7)

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Overview

This is the seventh 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. The Athenian rhetorician Isocrates (436-338) was one of the leading intellectual figures of the fourth century. This volume contains his orations 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, and 14, as well as all of his letters. These are Isocrates' political works. Three of the discourses—Panathenaicus, On the Peace, and the most famous, Panegyricus—focus on Athens, Isocrates' home. Archidamus is written in the voice of the Spartan prince to his assembly, and Plataicus is in the voice of a citizen of Plataea asking Athens for aid, while in To Philip, Isocrates himself calls on Philip of Macedon to lead a unified Greece against Persia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292702462
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Series: Oratory of Classical Greece Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

TERRY L. PAPILLON is Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech.
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Table of Contents

The Works of Isocrates
Acknowledgments
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
Introduction to Isocrates (Michael Gagarin, David Mirhady, Terry L. Papillon, and Yun Lee Too)
Life and Career
Philosophia, Education, and Politics
Style
A Note on Terminology
Text
The Works of Isocrates
Introduction to Isocrates, Volume II (Terry L. Papillon)
The Translation
Speeches
4. Panegyricus
5. To Philip
6. Archidamus
8. On the Peace
12. Panathenaicus
14. Plataicus
Letters
General Introduction to the Letters
1. To Dionysius
2. To Philip 1
3. To Philip 2
4. To Antipater
5. To Alexander
6. To the Children of Jason
7. To Timotheus
8. To the Rulers of the Mytileneans
9. To Archidamus
Bibliography
Index
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