A Commentary on Lysias, Speeches 1-11

Hardcover | December 20, 2007

byS. C. Todd

not yet rated|write a review
Lysias was the leading Athenian speech-writer of the generation (403-380 BC) following the Peloponnesian War, and his speeches form a leading source for all aspects of the history of Athenian society during this period. The speeches are widely read today, not least because of their simplicityof linguistic style. This simplicity is often deceptive, however, and one of the aims of this commentary is to help the reader assess the rhetorical strategies of each of the speeches and the often highly tendentious manipulation of argument. This volume includes the text itself (reproduced fromCarey's OCT and apparatus criticus), with a facing translation. Each speech receives an extensive introduction, covering general questions of interpretation. In the lemmatic section of the commentary, individual phrases are examined in detail, providing a close reading of the Greek text. To maximizeaccessibility, the Greek lemmata are accompanied by translation, and individual Greek terms are mostly transliterated. This is the first part of a projected multi-volume commentary on the speeches and fragments, which will be the first full commentary on Lysias in modern times.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$428.22
$585.00 list price save 26%
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Lysias was the leading Athenian speech-writer of the generation (403-380 BC) following the Peloponnesian War, and his speeches form a leading source for all aspects of the history of Athenian society during this period. The speeches are widely read today, not least because of their simplicityof linguistic style. This simplicity is ofte...

S. C. Todd is Professor of Ancient History, University of Manchester.

other books by S. C. Todd

Design Sprint: A Practical Guidebook For Building Great Digital Products
Design Sprint: A Practical Guidebook For Building Great...

Paperback|Oct 18 2015

$29.17$45.50list pricesave 35%
Now Is the Time!: Detroit Black Politics and Grassroots Activism
Now Is the Time!: Detroit Black Politics and Grassroots...

Kobo ebook|Sep 4 2009

$25.29$32.74list pricesave 22%
see all books by S. C. Todd
Format:HardcoverDimensions:800 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.9 inPublished:December 20, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198149093

ISBN - 13:9780198149095

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of A Commentary on Lysias, Speeches 1-11

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

IntroductionText, with facing translationCommentary