Lysias: Selected Speeches
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Lysias: Selected Speeches by Lysias
Book DescriptionThe Greek prose writer Lysias is a fascinating source for the study of Athenian law, society and history in the late fifth century BC. Six of his professional legal speeches are selected in this new edition, both for their intrinsic interest and because the language is accessible even to the comparative beginner. In his introduction Dr Carey discusses Lysias' life and place in the evolution of Greek prose style, and the development of Greek rhetoric. He approaches the speeches in terms of their function, as attempts to secure a verdict favourable to the speaker, and assesses how effectively the selection and deployment of arguments promote this end. In the commentary he addresses problems of Lysias' style and syntax, and textual issues where necessary, but the particular focus is always literary: Lysias' use of rhetorical devices, his marshalling of fact and argument and his manipulation of contemporary values and prejudices are examined in detail. These speeches are invaluable historical documents and will be of interest to students of ancient history and civilisation, as well as classicists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521269889
(186mm x 123mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jan-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lysias
Lysias: Selected Speeches, Paperback (June 2001)
Original Greek text of speeches 1, 2, 3, 4 and 24, with notes, vocabulary and introductory essay. Intended for beginning Greek readers, it contains all the standard apparatus of a traditional commentary which can work in conjunction with tools from the Perseus Digital Library.
Works, Hardback (June 1979)» View all books by Lysias
Lysias (c. 458 c. 380 BCE) took the side of democracy against the Thirty Tyrants in 404 BCE. Of a much larger number about thirty complete speeches by him survive. Fluent, simple, and graceful in style yet vivid in description, they suggest a passionate partisan who was also a gentle, humorous man.
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