Isocrates Ii

Paperback | July 1, 2004

Translated byTerry L. Papillon

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This is the seventh 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 been largely ignored: women and family life, slavery, and religion, to name just a few. The Athenian rhetorician Isocrates (436-338) was one of the leading intellectual figures of the fourth century. This volume contains his orations 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, and 14, as well as all of his letters. These are Isocrates' political works. Three of the discourses—Panathenaicus, On the Peace, and the most famous, Panegyricus—focus on Athens, Isocrates' home. Archidamus is written in the voice of the Spartan prince to his assembly, and Plataicus is in the voice of a citizen of Plataea asking Athens for aid, while in To Philip, Isocrates himself calls on Philip of Macedon to lead a unified Greece against Persia.

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This is the seventh 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 un...

TERRY L. PAPILLON is Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 8.48 × 4.53 × 0.82 inPublished:July 1, 2004Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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The Works of IsocratesAcknowledgmentsSeries 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 Isocrates (Michael Gagarin, David Mirhady, Terry L. Papillon, and Yun Lee Too) Life and Career Philosophia, Education, and Politics Style A Note on Terminology Text The Works of IsocratesIntroduction to Isocrates, Volume II (Terry L. Papillon) The TranslationSpeeches 4. Panegyricus 5. To Philip 6. Archidamus 8. On the Peace 12. Panathenaicus 14. PlataicusLetters General Introduction to the Letters 1. To Dionysius 2. To Philip 1 3. To Philip 2 4. To Antipater 5. To Alexander 6. To the Children of Jason 7. To Timotheus 8. To the Rulers of the Mytileneans 9. To ArchidamusBibliographyIndex

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[Papillon] has produced not only a lucid, accurate and fluent translation but also a valuable tool and an easy-to-use introduction to the works of Isocrates. -- Christos Kremmydas "Bryn Mawr Classical Review" (01/01/2005)