Demosthenes: On the Crown
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Demosthenes: On the Crown by Demosthenes
Book DescriptionDemosthenes' 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 new Greek text of the speech is accompanied by a select textual apparatus. The greater part of the book consists of a commentary, which elucidates the text and makes clear how Demosthenes achieved his objectives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521629300
(186mm x 123mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Demosthenes
Selected Speeches, Paperback (May 2014)
Demosthenes was one of the greatest of the classic Athenian orators. He wrote for the courts in public and private cases and in major political trials and is a major source for the history of Athens' struggle against Macedon. This is the widest selection of his speeches in a single volume.
Against Meidias, Paperback (September 2002)
Demosthenes' prosecution of Meidias for punching him in the face is a masterpiece of Greek oratorical prose. This edition represents the latest scholarship on the text and includes an introduction on historical, legal, literary and textual matters; a facing-page translation; and a commentary.
Demosthenis Orationes I, Hardback (March 2002)
This is the first of four volumes - intended to replace the previous OCT - of the great Athenian orator Demosthenes (fourth century BC); it is based on fresh and thorough study of the evidence by Professor Dilts, an accomplished Greek scholar.
On the False Embassy (Oration 19), Hardback (December 2000)» View all books by Demosthenes
On the False Embassy is the speech which Demosthenes wrote for the prosecution of Aiskhines on the charge of accepting a bribe from King Philip of Macedon in 346 BC. This edition includes an introduction on the historical circumstances, a revised Greek text with an English translation on facing pages, and a detailed commentary.
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