Antiphon: The Speeches by AntiphonAntiphon: The Speeches by Antiphon

Antiphon: The Speeches

byAntiphonEditorMichael Gagarin

Paperback | February 13, 1997

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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.
Title:Antiphon: The SpeechesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.63 inPublished:February 13, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521389313

ISBN - 13:9780521389310


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.

Editorial Reviews

" is useful to have this volume... The appearance of this commentry will no doubt stimulate new discussion of this important author." Alexander Tulin, Bryn Mawr Classical Review