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Demosthenes - Demosthenes: On the Crown - 9780521629300 - V9780521629300
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Demosthenes: On the Crown

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Description for Demosthenes: On the Crown Paperback. A text, with introduction and commentary, of a speech by the ancient Greek orator Demosthenes. Editor(s): Yunis, Harvey E. Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. Num Pages: 332 pages, 1 map. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 2AHA; 3D; DNF; DSBB; HBG; HBLA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 126 x 202 x 18. Weight in Grams: 340.
Demosthenes' speech On the Crown is one of the finest artistic achievements of Greek prose. Delivered in an Athenian court in 330 BCE, and circulated in written form soon afterwards, the speech made an immediate impression on contemporary Greeks and for centuries served the writers and speakers of antiquity as the primary model of forceful argument and vigorous style. In this volume Harvey Yunis presents a new edition of the speech. The book contains an introductory essay outlining the historical situation that gave rise to the speech, the nature of Demosthenes' rhetorical art, and the history of the text. A ... Read more

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"I am very grateful to have this up-to-date English commentary on Demosthenes' greatest speeches available for my own research and for use in advanced Greek courses. Yunis has done the field a great service." New England Classical Journal

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