Lysias / Edition 1

Lysias / Edition 1

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by Lysias
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292781660

ISBN-13: 9780292781665

Pub. Date: 06/05/2008

Publisher: University of Texas Press

This is the second 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

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This is the second 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 all the complete works and eleven of the largest fragments attributed to Lysias, the leading speechwriter of the generation (403-380 B.C.) after the Peloponnesian War, who was also one of the finest and most deceptive storytellers of all time. As a noncitizen resident in Athens, Lysias could take no direct part in politics, but his speeches, written for clients to deliver in court, paint vivid pictures of various private and public disputes: one speaker defends himself on a charge of murdering his wife's lover, while another is accused of having caused the deaths of democratic activists under the short-lived oligarchy of the Thirty (404/3), despite his claim to be protected by the amnesty that accompanied the restoration of democracy in 403.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292781665
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
06/05/2008
Series:
Oratory of Classical Greece Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
436
Sales rank:
853,970
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

  • Series Editor's Preface (Michael Gagarin)
  • Translator's Preface (S. C. Todd)
  • 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
    • Supplementary Bibliography for Volume 2
    • Modern Editions of Lysias

  • Lysias (S. C. Todd)
    • Introduction
      • Chronology
      • Career
      • Style
      • Survival and Authenticity
      • Fragments
      • Further Reading

    • 1. On the Death of Eratosthenes
    • 2. Funeral Speech
    • 3. Against Simon
    • 4. On a Premeditated Wounding
    • 5. For Callias
    • 6. Against Andocides
    • 7. Concerning the Sekos
    • 8. Against the Members of a Sunousia
    • 9. For the Soldier
    • 10-11. Against Theomnestus for Defamation
    • 12. Against Eratosthenes
    • 13. Against Agoratus
    • 14-15. Against Alcibiades
    • 16. For Mantitheus
    • 17. On the Property of Eraton
    • 18. On the Property of Nicias' Brother
    • 19. On the Property of Aristophanes
    • 20. For Polystratus
    • 21. On a Charge of Accepting Bribes
    • 22. Against the Retailers of Grain
    • 23. Against Pancleon
    • 24. For the Disabled Man
    • 25. On a Charge of Overthrowing the Democracy
    • 26. Against Euandrus
    • 27. Against Epicrates
    • 28-29. Against Ergocles and Against Philocrates
    • 30. Against Nicomachus
    • 31. Against Philon
    • 32. Against Diogeiton
    • 33. Olympic Speech
    • 34. Preserving the Ancestral Constitution
    • Fragment 1. Against Aeschines the Socratic
    • Fragment 2. Against Teisis
    • Fragment 3. For Pherenicus
    • Fragment 4. Against Cinesias
    • Fragment 5. Against Archebiades
    • Fragment 6. Against the Sons of Hippocrates
    • Fragment 7. Against Hippotherses
    • Fragment 8. Against Theomnestus
    • Fragment 9. For Eryximachus
    • Fragment 10. Against Theozotides
    • Fragment 11. Concerning Antiphon's Daughter

  • Index

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