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Description for Demosthenes, Speeches 20-22 Paperback. Part of series which presents various speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries BC in translations prepared by classical scholars who are at the forefront of the discipline. This volume contains three speeches, by the orator of classical antiquity, that illuminate Athenian law and culture in the fourth century BC. Translator(s): Harris, Edward M. Series Editor(s): Gagarin, Michael. Series: Oratory of Classical Greece. Num Pages: 245 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: DNS; HPCA. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 216 x 142 x 17. Weight in Grams: 356.

This is the twelfth 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 ... Read more

Demosthenes is regarded as the greatest orator of classical antiquity. This volume contains three important speeches from the earliest years of his political career: Against Leptines, a prosecution brought against a law repealing all exemptions from liturgies; Against Meidias, a prosecution for aggravated insult (hybris) brought against an influential politician; and Against Androtion, an indictment of a decree of honors for the Council of Athens. Edward M. Harris provides contemporary English translations of these speeches, two of which (Leptines and Androtion) have not been translated into English in over sixty years, along with introductions and extensive notes that take account of recent developments in Classical scholarship.

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University of Texas Press United States
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Oratory of Classical Greece
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About Harris
Edward M. Harris is Professor of Ancient History at Durham University in Durham, England.

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