Antiphon: The Speeches

Antiphon: The Speeches

Antiphon: The Speeches

Antiphon: The Speeches


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This volume provides a commentary on the six speeches of the fifth-century BC Athenian orator Antiphon, all of which concern homicide. This is the first complete English commentary on Antiphon and the first in any language since 1838. The book opens with a substantial introduction to the life and work of Antiphon and the nature of Athenian law and legal oratory. A new Greek text follows. The commentary itself discusses grammatical, stylistic, legal, rhetorical and historical matters.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521380294
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/13/1997
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. Attic oratory; 2. Life of Antiphon; 3. Works; 4. Athenian law; 5. Law and oratory; the sophists; 6. Antiphon's forensic argumentation; 7. The rhetoric of law; 8. Language and style; 9. Text; 10. Abbreviations; Text; Commentary; Bibliography; Indices.

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