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- DescriptionThis is the fifth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece. This series presents all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries B.C. 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 ecomic conditions, political and social ideology, law and legal procedure, and other aspects of Athenian culture that have been largely igred: women and family life, slavery, and religion, to name just a few. This volume combines the surviving speeches of three orators who stand at the end of the classical period. Dinarchus was t an Athenian, but he was called on to write speeches in connection with a corruption scandal (the Harpalus affair) that put an end to the career of Demosthenes. His speeches thus raise many of the vital issues surrounding the Macedonian conquest of Athens and the final years of Athenian democracy. Hyperides was an important public figure who was involved in many of the events described by Dinarchus and Lycurgus. His speeches open a window into many interesting facets of Athenian life. Lycurgus was one of the leading politicians in Athens during the reign of Alexander the Great and put Athenian public finances on a more secure footing. He was also a deeply religious man, who tried to revive Athenian patriotism after the crushing defeat at Chaeronea.
- Author BiographyIan Worthington is the Frederick A. Middlebush Professor of History at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Craig Cooper is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Winnipeg. Edward M. Harris is Professor of Ancient History at Durham University in Durham, England.
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication01/09/2001
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleOratory of Classical Greece
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 5
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight567 g
- Width3564 mm
- Height5499 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Translated byIan Worthington,Craig Cooper,Edward M. Harris
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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