Demosthenes, Speeches 18 And 19

Paperback | May 1, 2005

Translated byHarvey Yunis

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This is the ninth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece. This series presents all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries BC in new translations prepared by classical scholars who are at the forefront of the discipline. These translations are especially designed for the needs and interests of today's undergraduates, Greekless scholars in other disciplines, and the general public.

Classical oratory is an invaluable resource for the study of ancient Greek life and culture. The speeches offer evidence on Greek moral views, social and economic conditions, political and social ideology, law and legal procedure, and other aspects of Athenian culture that have recently been attracting particular interest: women and family life, slavery, and religion, to name just a few.

Demosthenes is regarded as the greatest orator of classical antiquity. The two speeches translated here grew out of his longtime rivalry with the orator Aeschines. In Speech 19 (On the Dishonest Embassy) delivered in 343 BC, Demosthenes attacks Aeschines for corruption centered around an ultimately disastrous embassy to Philip of Macedon that both men took part in. This speech made Demosthenes the leading politician in Athens for a time. Speech 18 (On the Crown or De Corona), delivered in 330 BC, is Demosthenes' most famous and influential oration. It resulted not only in Demosthenes receiving one of Athens' highest political honors but also in the defeat and disgrace of Aeschines, who retired from public life and left Athens forever.

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This is the ninth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece. This series presents all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries BC in new translations prepared by classical scholars who are at the forefront of the discipline. These translations are especially designed for the needs and interests of today's unde...

HARVEY YUNIS is Professor of Classics at Rice University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:273 pages, 8.48 × 5.57 × 0.65 inPublished:May 1, 2005Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface (Michael Gagarin)Translator's Acknowledgments (Harvey Yunis)Map of Greece, Macedon, and the AegeanSeries Introduction (Michael Gagarin) Oratory in Classical Athens The Orators The Works of the Orators Government and Law in Classical Athens The Translation of Greek Oratory Abbreviations Note on Currency Bibliography of Works CitedIntroduction to Demosthenes (Michael Gagarin) Life Works Style SignificanceIntroduction to This Volume (Harvey Yunis) The Predicament of Demosthenes' Generation and the Speeches against Aeschines The Hallmarks of Demosthenes' Career and Legacy Discovering Demosthenes' Art Note on the TextDEMOSTHENES (Harvey Yunis) 18. On the Crown 19. On the Dishonest EmbassyAppendix 1. The Spurious Documents from the Speech On the CrownAppendix 2. TimelineBibliography for This VolumeIndex

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Harvey Yunis' new translations of Demosthenes 18 and 19 stand as the most successful modern translations of these two great speeches. - Brad L. Cook, San Diego State University