Lysias: Selected Speeches by LysiasLysias: Selected Speeches by Lysias

Lysias: Selected Speeches

byLysiasEditorChristopher Carey

Paperback | January 26, 1990

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The Greek writer Lysias is a fascinating source for the study of Athenian law, society and history in the late fifth century B.C. Six of his professional legal speeches are included in this new edition, both for their intrinsic interest and for the accessibility of their language. In his introduction, Dr. Carey discusses Lysias' life and place in the evolution of Greek prose style and in the development of Greek rhetoric. He approaches the speeches as attempts to secure a verdict favorable to the speaker and assesses how effectively the selection and deployment of arguments promote this end. He addresses textual issues and problems of Lysias' style and syntax, while focusing particularly on literary concerns: Lysias' use of rhetorical devices, his marshalling of fact and argument and his manipulation of contemporary values and prejudices.
Title:Lysias: Selected SpeechesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.55 inPublished:January 26, 1990Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521269881

ISBN - 13:9780521269889


Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Life; 2. Speeches and speechwriters; 3. Lysias as speechwriter; 4. Authenticity; 5. The text; Lysias: Selected Speeches: 1. On the murder of Eratosthenes; 3. Against Simon; 7. On the olive-stump; 14. Against Alkibiades; 31. Against Philon; 32. Against Diogeiton; Commentary; Indexes.