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Antiphon : The Speeches - Antiphon


The Speeches

By: Antiphon, Michael Gagarin (Editor), P. E. Easterling (Editor), Philip Hardie (Editor), Richard Hunter (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th April 1997
ISBN: 9780521389310
Number Of Pages: 280

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This volume provides a commentary on the six surviving speeches of the fifth-century BC Athenian orator Antiphon, all of which concern homicide, together with a fragment of Antiphon's final speech at his own trial for treason in 411 BC. The commentary discusses grammatical, stylistic, textual, legal, rhetorical, historical and other matters and focuses especially on Antiphon's argumentation and forensic strategy: why he presents these arguments in this particular way. The work includes a new Greek text which restores some of the special qualities of Antiphon's style that twentieth-century editors have edited out and a substantial introduction to the life and work of Antiphon, the nature of Athenian law and legal oratory and the style and textual tradition of Antiphon.

'This is an excellent volume for anyone needing to read Antiphon closely, and will provide much of the assistance required by experienced students,' James Hutchinson, JACT

Attic oratory
Life of Antiphon
Athenian law
Law and oratory; the sophists
Antiphon's forensic argumentation
The rhetoric of law
Language and style
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ISBN: 9780521389310
ISBN-10: 0521389313
Series: Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: Greek
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 28th April 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.39 x 12.37  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.27