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Hypereides : The Forensic Speeches - David Whitehead


The Forensic Speeches

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2000
ISBN: 9780198152187
Number Of Pages: 544

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The Athenian lawyer-politician Hypereides (390/89-322 BC)-- a central figure in Athenian political life, patriot, bon viveur, contemporary of Demosthenes, and one of the canonical Ten Attic Orators--was credited in antiquity with more than seventy speeches. All were lost until the second half of the nineteenth century, when papyrus finds in Egypt recovered (in whole or part) six, five of them forensic. David Whitehead has for the first time provided a complete commentary on all five of the surviving forensic speeches. This book includes a general introduction, a new and accurate translation, and lavish historical and literary commentary.

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`Whitehead's scholarship is impressive' Bryn Mawr Classical Review `Care and detail has gone into the translation and the commentary' Bryn Mawr Classical Review `Until now there has been no major commentary in English on the surviving speeches of Hypereides. It is a welcome relief that such a commentary now exists and by such a reputable scholar as David Whitehead' Bryn Mawr Classical Review `The book, long overdue, is beautifully produced, immediately useful, and will quickly become authoritative. We must be grateful.' Religious Studies Review, vol.27, no.3 `impressive knowledge of four-century Athenian history' Religious Studies Review, vol.27, no.3 `David Whitehead's new commentary on what survives of H's forensic speeches lives up to the promise of the dust-jacket of 'lavish historical and literary commentary'. Legal and political questions attract particular attention, and W's scholarly and thoroughly up-to-date commentary is destined to become a standard work of reference, as well as putting H once and for all on the scholarly map.' Richard Hunter, The Anglo-Hellenic Review

Conventions and Abbreviations
General Introductionp. 1
Prosecution of Philippides for an Illegal Proposalp. 25
Defence of Lykophron (by Himself) Against an Impeachmentp. 75
Defence of Euxenippos Against an Impeachmentp. 151
Private Prosecution of Athenogenes (by ? Epikrates) for Damage(s)p. 263
State Prosecution of Demosthenes, after Report, for Receiving Bribesp. 353
Appendixp. 473
Select Bibliographyp. 477
Indexesp. 485
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ISBN: 9780198152187
ISBN-10: 0198152183
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st November 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.9

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