The Attic Orators

Paperback | May 18, 2007

EditorEdwin Carawan

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The `Attic Orators' have left us a hundred speeches for lawsuits, a body of work that reveals an important connection between evolving rhetoric and the jury trial. The essays in this volume explore that formative linkage, representing the main directions of recent work on the Orators: theemergence of technical manuals and ghost-written speeches for prospective litigants; the technique for adapting documentary evidence to common-sense notions about probable motives and typical characters; and profiling the jury as the ultimate arbiter of values. An Introduction by the editor exploresthe speechwriter's art in terms of the imagined community. Four essays appear in English here for the first time, and all Greek has been translated.

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The `Attic Orators' have left us a hundred speeches for lawsuits, a body of work that reveals an important connection between evolving rhetoric and the jury trial. The essays in this volume explore that formative linkage, representing the main directions of recent work on the Orators: theemergence of technical manuals and ghost-written...

Edwin Carawan is Professor of Classics, Missouri State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.06 inPublished:May 18, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Edwin Carawan: Introduction: The Speechwriter's Art and the Imagined CommunityI. The Lost Art and the First Written Speeches1. Marius Lavency: The Written Plea of the Logographer2. Stephen Usher: Lysias and his Clients3. Thomas Cole: Who Was Corax?4. John R. Porter: Adultery by the Book: Lysias 1 (On the Murder of Eratosthenes) and Comic DiegesisII. The Tools of Argument: Procedure and Proof5. Hans Julius Wolff, with an epilogue by Gerhard Thur: Demosthenes as Advocate: The Functions and Methods of Legal Consultants in Classical Athens6. Harald Meyer-Laurin: Law and Equity in the Attic Trial7. S. C. Humphreys: Social Relations on Stage: Witnesses in Classical Athens8. Michael Gagarin: The Nature of Proofs in Antiphon9. Christopher Carey: `Artless Proofs' in Aristotle and the Orators10. David Mirhady: Torture and Rhetoric in AthensIII. Casting the Jury11. Josiah Ober: Ability and Education: The Power of Persuasion12. Stephen Todd: `Lady Chatterley's Lover' and the Attic Orators: The Social Composition of the Athenian Jury13. Lene Rubinstein: Arguments from Precedent in the Attic Orators14. Harvey Yunis: Politics as Literature: Demosthenes and the Burden of the Athenian Past