Demosthenes, Speeches 27-38

Paperback | September 1, 2004

Translated byDouglas M. MacDowell

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This is the eighth 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. This volume contains five speeches written for lawsuits in which Demosthenes sought to recover his inheritance, which he claimed was fraudulently misappropriated and squandered by the trustees of the estate. These speeches shed light on Athenian systems of inheritance, marriage, and dowry. The volume also contains seven speeches illustrating the legal procedure known as paragraphe, or "counter-indictment." Four of these are for lawsuits involving commercial shipping, a vital aspect of the Athenian economy that was crucial to maintaining the city's imported food supply. Another concerns the famous Athenian silver mines.

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This is the eighth 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 und...

Douglas M. Macdowell is Professor Emeritus of Greek at the University of Glasgow.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 8.5 × 5.52 × 0.6 inPublished:September 1, 2004Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:029270254X

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Series Editor's Preface (Michael Gagarin)Series 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 Significance Introduction to This Volume (Douglas M. MacDowell) Demosthenes and His Guardians Counter-Indictment (Paragraphe) Mercantile Cases (Dikai Emporikai) The Authenticity of the Texts Texts and CommentariesDEMOSTHENES (Douglas M. MacDowell)27. Against Aphobus I28. Against Aphobus II29. Against Aphobus for Phanus30. Against Onetor I31. Against Onetor II32. Against Zenothemis33. Against Apaturius34. Against Phormion35. Against Lacritus36. For Phormion37. Against Pantaenetus38. Against Nausimachus and XenopeithesBibliography for This VolumeIndex