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Lysias : Selected Speeches - Lysias


Selected Speeches

By: Lysias, Christopher Carey (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th March 1990
ISBN: 9780521269889
Number Of Pages: 248

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The Greek writer Lysias is a fascinating source for the study of Athenian law, society and history in the late fifth century B.C. Six of his professional legal speeches are included in this new edition, both for their intrinsic interest and for the accessibility of their language. In his introduction, Dr. Carey discusses Lysias' life and place in the evolution of Greek prose style and in the development of Greek rhetoric. He approaches the speeches as attempts to secure a verdict favorable to the speaker and assesses how effectively the selection and deployment of arguments promote this end. He addresses textual issues and problems of Lysias' style and syntax, while focusing particularly on literary concerns: Lysias' use of rhetorical devices, his marshalling of fact and argument and his manipulation of contemporary values and prejudices.

Speeches and speechwriters
Lysias as speechwriter
The text
Lysias: Selected Speeches
On the murder of Eratosthenes
Against Simon
On the olive-stump
Against Alkibiades
Against Philon
Against Diogeiton
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ISBN: 9780521269889
ISBN-10: 0521269881
Series: Cambridge Astrophysics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 26th March 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.52 x 12.55  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.28

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