Orations, Volume I: Orations 1-17 and 20: Olynthiacs 1-3. Philippic 1. On the Peace. Philippic 2. On Halonnesus. On the Chersonese. Philippics 3 and 4. Answer to Philip's Letter. Philip's Letter. On Organization. On the Navy-boards. For the Liberty of the

Orations, Volume I: Orations 1-17 and 20: Olynthiacs 1-3. Philippic 1. On the Peace. Philippic 2. On Halonnesus. On the Chersonese. Philippics 3 and 4. Answer to Philip's Letter. Philip's Letter. On Organization. On the Navy-boards. For the Liberty of the

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Orations, Volume I: Orations 1-17 and 20: Olynthiacs 1-3. Philippic 1. On the Peace. Philippic 2. On Halonnesus. On the Chersonese. Philippics 3 and 4. Answer to Philip's Letter. Philip's Letter. On Organization. On the Navy-boards. For the Liberty of the by Demosthenes

Demosthenes (384—322 BCE), orator at Athens, was a pleader in law courts who later became also a statesman, champion of the past greatness of his city and the present resistance of Greece to the rise of Philip of Macedon to supremacy. We possess by him political speeches and law-court speeches composed for parties in private cases and political cases. His early reputation as the best of Greek orators rests on his steadfastness of purpose, his sincerity, his clear and pungent argument, and his severe control of language. In his law cases he is the advocate, in his political speeches a castigator not of his opponents but of their politics. Demosthenes gives us vivid pictures of public and private life of his time.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Demosthenes is in seven volumes.
The first of the seven volumes of the Demosthenes edition contains nine famous speeches in which he attempted to rouse athenian alarm about Macedonian ambitions: the three Olynthiacs, the four Philippics, On the Peace, and On the Chersonese. Here too are Philip of Macedon's letter to Athens declaring war and the Answer to Philip's letter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674992634
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1930
Series: Loeb Classical Library Series , #238
Edition description: 5th printing/1st pub.1930/index
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 815,348
Product dimensions: 4.48(w) x 6.73(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

General Introduction

Bibliography

Order Of The Orations

Introduction To The Olynthiac Orations

I. The First Olynthiac

II. The Second Olynthiac

III. The Third Olynthiac

IV. The First Philippic

Introduction

Text and Translation

V. On The Peace

Introduction

Text and Translation

VI. The Second Philippic

Introduction

Text and Translation

VII. On Halonnesus

Introduction

Text and Translation

VIII. On The Chersonese

Introduction

Text and Translation

IX. The Third Philippic

Introduction

Text and Translation

X. The Fourth Philippic

Introduction

Text and Translation

XI. Answer To Philip's Letter

Introduction

Text and Translation

XII. Philip's Letter

Text and Translation

XIII. On Organization

Introduction

Text and Translation

XIV. On The Navy-Boards

Introduction

Text and Translation

XV. For The Liberty Of The Rhodians

Introduction

Text and Translation

XVI. For The People Of Megalopolis

Introduction

Text and Translation

XVII. On The Treaty With Alexander

Introduction

Text and Translation

XX. Against Leptines

Introduction

Text and Translation

Index Of Names

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