Greek Orators IV: Andocides

M. Edwards

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ISBN: 9780856685279

Publication: February 1, 1995

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Rational persuasion and appeal to an audience's emotions are elements of most literature, but they are found in their purest form in oratory. The speeches written by the Greek Orators for delivery in law-courts, deliberative councils and assemblies enjoyed an honoured literary status, and rightly so, for the best of them have great vitality. There is no crude, primitive stage of development: the earliest speeches are perfect in form and highly sophisticated in technique. They inform the reader about aspects of Greek society and about their moral values, in a direct and illuminating way not paralleled in other literature. Text with translation, commentary and notes.

Preface GENERAL INTRODUCTION The manuscript and text THE SPEECHES Introduction 1: On the mysteries Text and translation Introduction 2 On his return Text and translation Introduction 3: On the peace with the Spartans text and translation Introduction 4: Against Alcibiades Apparatus Criticus COMMENTARY Appendix A: The family of Andocides Appendix B: The family of Callias Appendix C: The language and style of the against Alcibiades

Format: Hardback

Size: 210 x 149 mm

232 Pages

ISBN: 9780856685279

Publication: February 1, 1995

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