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Works by Demosthenes
Book DescriptionDemosthenes (384322 BCE), orator at Athens, was a pleader in law courts who later became also a statesman, champion of the past greatness of his city and the present resistance of Greece to the rise of Philip of Macedon to supremacy. We possess by him political speeches and law-court speeches composed for parties in private cases and political cases. His early reputation as the best of Greek orators rests on his steadfastness of purpose, his sincerity, his clear and pungent argument, and his severe control of language. In his law cases he is the advocate, in his political speeches a castigator not of his opponents but of their politics. Demosthenes gives us vivid pictures of public and private life of his time. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Demosthenes is in seven volumes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674991712
(170mm x 110mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1979
Country of Publication: United States
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.
Demosthenes: On the Crown, Paperback (June 2001)» View all books by Demosthenes
A text, with introduction and commentary, of a speech by the ancient Greek orator Demosthenes.
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