Speeches from Athenian Law

Paperback | March 1, 2011

EditorMichael Gagarin

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This is the sixteenth 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.

This volume assembles twenty-two speeches previously published in the Oratory series. The speeches are taken from a wide range of different kinds of cases—homicide, assault, commercial law, civic status, sexual offenses, and others—and include many of the best-known speeches in these areas. They are Antiphon, Speeches 1, 2, 5, and 6; Lysias 1, 3, 23, 24, and 32; Isocrates 17, 20; Isaeus 1, 7, 8; Hyperides 3; Demosthenes 27, 35, 54, 55, 57, and 59; and Aeschines 1. The volume is intended primarily for use in teaching courses in Greek law or related areas such as Greek history. It also provides the introductions and notes that originally accompanied the individual speeches, revised slightly to shift the focus onto law.

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This is the sixteenth 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 ...

MICHAEL GAGARIN is James R. Dougherty, Jr. Centennial Professor of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and series editor of the Oratory of Classical Greece.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 8.53 × 5.57 × 0.88 inPublished:March 1, 2011Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceEditor's Note on Abbreviations, Currency, and DatesIntroduction. Oratory and Law at AthensI. Homicide and AssaultAntiphon 2. First Tetralogy, trans. Michael GagarinAntiphon 6. On the Chorus Boy, trans. Michael GagarinAntiphon 1. Against the Stepmother, trans. Michael GagarinAntiphon 5. On the Murder of Herodes, trans. Michael GagarinLysias 1. On the Death of Eratosthenes, trans. S. C. ToddDemosthenes 54. Against Conon, trans. Victor BersLysias 3. Against Simon, trans. S. C. ToddIsocrates 20. Against Lochites, trans. David MirhadyII. Status and CitizenshipDemosthenes 57. Appeal Against Eubulides, trans. Victor BersLysias 23. Against Pancleon, trans. S. C. ToddDemosthenes 59. Against Neaera, trans. Victor BersAeschines 1. Against Timarchus, trans. Chris CareyIII. Family and PropertyIsaeus 1. On the Estate of Cleonymus, trans. Michael EdwardsIsaeus 7. On the Estate of Apollodorus, trans. Michael EdwardsIsaeus 8. On the Estate of Ciron, trans. Michael EdwardsLysias 32. Against Diogeiton, trans. S. C. ToddDemosthenes 27. Against Aphobus I, trans. Douglas MacDowellIV. Commerce and the EconomyDemosthenes 55. Against Callicles, trans. Victor BersHyperides 3. Against Athenogenes trans. Craig CooperLysias 24. For the Disabled Man, trans. S. C. ToddIsocrates 17. Trapeziticus, trans. David MirhadyDemosthenes 35. Against Lacritus, trans. Douglas MacDowellBibliographyIndex