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Legal Speeches of Democratic Athens

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Description for Legal Speeches of Democratic Athens Designed for use in various undergraduate courses focused on ancient Greece, this collection offers translations of the twelve legal speeches - including Lysias 1; Aeschines 1; and Demosthenes 21, 54, and 59 - useful for the study of classical Athenian social and cultural history. Num Pages: 332 pages. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; DNS; HBLA1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 146 x 218 x 23. Weight in Grams: 504.
"[Wolpert and Kapparis's] anthology . . . stands apart in a number of key ways. Virtually all of the translations, which are of very high quality, are new for this volume. . . .
    "Each of the introductions to the individual speeches is accompanied by a convenient outline, entitled ‘Key Information', of the important details about the dispute; this feature will be particularly welcome to undergraduates and other beginners, for whom Athenian forensic speeches often present at first glance a welter of soap opera-like complexity. In the summary that precedes Against Neaera, for example, the subheadings include 'Speaker', ... Read more

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About A (Ed&Trans Wolpert
Andrew Wolpert and Konstantinos Kapparis are Associate Professors of Classics, University of Florida.

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An excellent, wide-ranging collection of Athenian speeches illuminating central topics of political, social, and legal history, including male and female sexuality, the ancient economy, Greek law, and major episodes of civic strife. Both accurate and faithful to the orators’ prose style, Wolpert and Kapparis’ new translations come accompanied by informative introductions and notes, a glossary of legal terms, and a ... Read more

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