Apollodoros the Son of Pasion

Hardcover | November 1, 1990

byJeremy Trevett

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This is a study of an influential fourth-century BC Athenian politician, Apollodoros the son of Pasion. It provides the first full-length treatment of his career and of the seven lawcourt speeches which he delivered, and which have come down to us attributed - wrongly - to the famous oratorDemosthenes. These speeches, which are our main source of information about Apollodoros, not only tell us about his political career but also illuminate Athenian banking and social attitudes, since his father had risen from servile origins to become a very wealthy banker and, ultimately, an Athenian citizen. DrTrevett also considers the authenticity, style, and rhetorical technique of the speeches, and argues conclusively that they were all written by the same author, probably Apollodoros himself. At the same time, he shows that the speeches were composed with considerably more skill than has generallybeen recognized.

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This book is a study of a colourful Athenian Politician of the fourth century BC, Apollodoros the son of Pasion. It provides the first full-length treatment of his career and of the seven law-court speeches he delivered, which have come down to us attributed - wrongly - to the famous orator Demosthenes. These speeches, which are our ma...

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This is a study of an influential fourth-century BC Athenian politician, Apollodoros the son of Pasion. It provides the first full-length treatment of his career and of the seven lawcourt speeches which he delivered, and which have come down to us attributed - wrongly - to the famous oratorDemosthenes. These speeches, which are our m...

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This book is a study of a colourful Athenian Politician of the fourth century BC, Apollodoros the son of Pasion. It provides the first full-length treatment of his career and of the seven law-court speeches he delivered, which have come down to us attributed - wrongly - to the famous orator Demosthenes. These speeches, which are our ma...

Jeremy Trevett is at University of Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.75 inPublished:November 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198147902

ISBN - 13:9780198147909

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Table of Contents

1. A History of the Family of Pasion2. The Speeches of Apollodoros, I: Authorship3. The Speeches, II: Form, Function, and Style4. The Speeches, III: Education and Intellectual Background5. The Political Career of Apollodoros6. Pasion, Apollodoros, and Athenian SocietyAppendix: The Authenticity of the Documents in the Speeches of ApollodorosBibliographyIndex

From Our Editors

This book is a study of a colourful Athenian Politician of the fourth century BC, Apollodoros the son of Pasion. It provides the first full-length treatment of his career and of the seven law-court speeches he delivered, which have come down to us attributed - wrongly - to the famous orator Demosthenes. These speeches, which are our main source of information about Apollodoros, not only tell us about his political career but also illuminate Athenian banking and social attitudes, since his father had risen from servile origins to become a very wealthy banker and, ultimately, an Athenian citizen. Dr Trevett also considers the authenticity, style, and rhetorical technique of the speeches, and argues conclusively that they were all written by the same author, who was probably Apollodoros himself. At the same time, he shows that the speeches were composed with considerably more skill than has generally been recognized.

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`Trevett has explored, with commendable skill, a range of questions about Apollodoros, to whom no extended study had previously been devoted ... This is a very successful work ... this careful and judicious book illuminates in turn different aspects of fourth-century Athenian society andculture.'JACT Review