Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Demosthenes: Selected Private Speeches by Demosthenes

The four private speeches contained in this collection were functional artefacts whose object was to persuade a jury numbered in hundreds by manipulating both the facts of the case and the prejudices, beliefs and attitudes of the Athenian man-in-the-street. It is as vehicles of persuasion that Dr Carey and Dr Reid seek primarily to treat the speeches, using their commentary to shed light on how well the speeches perform their function. The speeches have also been chosen for their value as documents of Athenian law, commerce and private life. The commentary explains as far as possible any obscurities in these fields and also deals with matters of linguistic interest. While intended mainly for undergraduates and students in the upper forms of schools, the book will be of interest to all classical scholars. The introduction, which provides a brief survey of the Athenian legal system and the trade of the speechwriter, requires no knowledge of Greek and should interest students of classical culture and literature in translation.

Buy Demosthenes: Selected Private Speeches by Demosthenes from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521283731
ISBN-10: 0521283736
Format: Paperback
(186mm x 123mm x 14mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jul-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Demosthenes: Selected Private Speeches by Demosthenes

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Demosthenes: Selected Private Speeches book by Demosthenes and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Demosthenes

Selected Speeches by Demosthenes
Paperback, May 2014
$26.60
Against Meidias by Demosthenes
Paperback, September 2002
$54.96
Demosthenis Orationes I by Demosthenes
Hardback, March 2002
$69.26
Demosthenes: On the Crown by Demosthenes
Paperback, June 2001
$46.76