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Minor Attic Orators : Volume 1 - K.J. Maidment

Minor Attic Orators

Volume 1

By: K.J. Maidment (Transcribed by)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674993402
Number Of Pages: 608

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This is the first in a two-volume edition of Greek orators.

Antiphon of Athens, born in 480 BCE, spent his prime in the great period of Athens but, disliking democracy, was himself an ardent oligarch who with others set up a violent short-lived oligarchy in 411. The restored democracy executed him for treason. He had been a writer of speeches for other people involved in litigation. Of the fifteen surviving works three concern real murder cases. The others are exercises in speech-craft consisting of three tetralogies, each tetralogy comprising four skeleton speeches: accuser's; defendant's; accuser's reply; defendant's counter-reply.

Andocides of Athens, born ca. 440 BCE, disliked the extremes of both democracy and oligarchy. Involved in religious scandal in 415 BCE, he went into exile. After at least two efforts to return, he did so under the amnesty of 403. In 399 he was acquitted on a charge of profaning the Mysteries and in 391-390 took part in an abortive peace embassy to Sparta. Extant speeches are: 'On His Return' (a plea on his second attempt); 'On the Mysteries' (a selfdefence); 'On the Peace with Sparta'. The speech 'Against Alcibiades' (the notorious politician) is suspect.

Preface The Manuscripts Bibliography Antiphon
Life Of Antiphon
Prosecution Of The Stepmother For Poisoning II, III, IV
The Tetralogies General Introduction
The First Tetralogy
The Second Tetralogy
The Third Tetralogy
On The Murder Of Herodes
On The Choreutes Fragments
Appendix Andocides Life Of Andocides
On The Mysteries
On His Return
On The Peace With Sparta
Against Alcibiades Fragments
Index Of Proper Names
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ISBN: 9780674993402
ISBN-10: 0674993403
Series: Loeb Classical Library : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 1st July 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 12.07  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.35

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