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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. The first of the seven volumes of the Demosthenes edition contains nine famous speeches in which he attempted to rouse athenian alarm about Macedonian ambitions: the three Olynthiacs, the four Philippics, On the Peace, and On the Chersonese. Here too are Philip of Macedon's letter to Athens declaring war and the Answer to Philip's letter.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674992634
(170mm x 110mm x 33mm)
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1930
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.
Olynthiac Speeches of Demosthenes, Paperback (August 2013)
Originally published in 1915, this book contains the Greek text of Demosthenes' orations urging aid to the Olynthians.
Demosthenes, Speeches 18 and 19, Paperback (May 2005)
Two of the most famous and influential speeches by the greatest orator of classical antiquity.
Against Meidias, Paperback (September 2002)» View all books by Demosthenes
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.
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