Pearson, L. (1941), 'Historical Allusions in the Attic Orators', CP 36: 209–29. —— (1976), The Art of Demosthenes, Beiträge zur klassischen Philologie, 68, Meisenheim am Glan, repr. Chico, Calif., 1981. PØlØkidis, C. (1962), Histoire de ...
Author: Edwin Carawan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Literary Criticism
The `Attic Orators' have left us a hundred speeches for lawsuits, a body of work that reveals an important connection between evolving rhetoric and the jury trial. The essays in this volume explore that formative linkage, representing the main directions of recent work on the Orators: the emergence of technical manuals and ghost-written speeches for prospective litigants; the technique for adapting documentary evidence to common-sense notions about probable motives and typical characters; and profiling the jury as the ultimate arbiter of values. An Introduction by the editor explores the speechwriter's art in terms of the imagined community. Four essays appear in English here for the first time, and all Greek has been translated.
THE CANON OF THE ATTIC ORATORS As noted above, only speeches by a mere eleven orators who lived and worked in Classical Greece have survived. Although some speeches by other orators were lost in time, the real reason why so few orators ...
Author: Joseph Roisman
Publisher: Clarendon Ancient History
This volume provides a complete translation of, and historical and historiographical commentary on, the lives of the ten Attic orators given by Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda. Assessing these works as important historical sources for the individual lives and careers of the orators whose works have survived, this systematic study explores how these literary biographies were constructed, the information they provide, and their veracity. In-depth commentary notes offer contextual information, explain references and examine individual rhetorical phrases, and a glossary of technical terms provides a quick reference guide to the more obscure oratorical and political terms. The volume also includes a detailed introduction which discusses the evolution of Greek oratory and rhetoric; the so-called Canon of the Ten Orators; the authorship, dates, and sources of the biographies provided by Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda; and a brief consideration of orators whose speeches were either falsely attributed to Demosthenes or may be referenced in the ancient lives.
The documents that we find in the medieval manuscripts of the Attic orators are only a fraction of those that the speakers ask the clerks to read out. This makes it clear that normal practice for the Attic orators was rather not to ...
Author: Mirko Canevaro
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In this volume Canevaro studies the 'state' documents preserved in the public speeches of the Demosthenic corpus. Offering a comprehensive account of the documents in the corpora of the orators and in the manuscript tradition, Canevaro summarizes previous scholarship and delineates a new methodology for analyzing the documents.
Author: Sir Richard Claverhouse JebbPublish On: 1876
2 Antiatticista , Bekker Anecd . vol . I. p . 94 , v . 25. Photios , p . 288 , 23 . 3 §§ 36 , 40 . 4 [ Plut . ] Vit . ... 30 . 60. A. I. p . 165 . quote it from the earlier of the two compositions in 140 [ CHAP . THE ATTIC ORATORS .
... Atticising , and driven from Thurii , 144 ; earliest work of , 146 ; persecuted by the Thirty , 146 ; aids the Exiles , 148 ; his industry as a speech - writer , 150 ; and the ... 277 Against Archebiades , i 474 THE ATTIC ORATORS.
... accused of Atticising , and driven from Thurii , 144 ; earliest work of , 146 ; persecuted by the Thirty , 146 ; aids the Exiles , 148 ; his industry as a speech - writer ... 277 Against Archebiades , i 474 THE ATTIC ORATORS.
This accessible book includes chapters on each of the ten Attic orators (Antiphon, Andocides, Lysias, Isocrates, Isaeus, Demosthenes, Aeschines, Lycurgus, Hyperides, Dinarchus) -- their lives, literary style and works -- as well as a survey ...
Author: M. J. Edwards
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
The speeches of the Attic orators were mostly composed for delivery in the Athenian law-courts and assembly, and at other public meetings such as state funerals, in the late fifth and fourth centuries BC. They contain much information about, and valuable insights into, the life, thought, and institutions of classical Athens, while at the same time being central evidence for the development of Athenian prose literature. This accessible book includes chapters on each of the ten Attic orators (Antiphon, Andocides, Lysias, Isocrates, Isaeus, Demosthenes, Aeschines, Lycurgus, Hyperides, Dinarchus) -- their lives, literary style and works -- as well as a survey of the origins of oratory in Greece.