Selected private speeches

Demosthenes ; edited by C. Carey and R.A. Reid

The four private speeches contained in this collection were functional artefacts whose object was to persuade a jury numbered in hundreds by manipulating both the facts of the case and the prejudices, beliefs and attitudes of the Athenian man-in-the-street. It is as vehicles of persuasion that Dr Carey and Dr Reid seek primarily to treat the speeches, using their commentary to shed light on how well the speeches perform their function. The speeches have also been chosen for their value as documents of Athenian law, commerce and private life. The commentary explains as far as possible any obscurities in these fields and also deals with matters of linguistic interest. While intended mainly for undergraduates and students in the upper forms of schools, the book will be of interest to all classical scholars. The introduction, which provides a brief survey of the Athenian legal system and the trade of the speechwriter, requires no knowledge of Greek and should interest students of classical culture and literature in translation.

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  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Note on the text
  • Demosthenes: Selected Private Speeches: 54. Against Conon
  • 37. Against Pantaenetus
  • 39. Against Boeotus
  • 56. Against Dionysodorus
  • Commentary
  • Index.

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書名 Selected private speeches
著作者等 Carey, Christopher
Reid, R. A.
Hardie, Philip
Hunter, Richard
Kenney, E. J.
Easterling, P. E.
シリーズ名 Cambridge Greek and Latin classics
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1985
ページ数 x, 241 p.
大きさ 20 cm
ISBN 0521283736
NCID BA01438022
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言語 古典ギリシア語(1453年まで)
原文言語 古典ギリシア語(1453年まで)
出版国 イギリス