By S. C. Todd

ISBN-10: 0198149093

ISBN-13: 9780198149095

Lysias was once the prime Athenian speech-writer of the iteration (403-380 BC) following the Peloponnesian warfare, and his speeches shape a number one resource for all elements of the historical past of Athenian society in this interval. The speeches are commonly learn this present day, now not least as a result of their simplicity of linguistic variety. This simplicity is usually misleading, even if, and one of many goals of this observation is to assist the reader check the rhetorical techniques of every of the
speeches and the usually hugely tendentious manipulation of argument. This quantity comprises the textual content itself (reproduced from Carey's OCT and equipment criticus), with a dealing with translation. each one speech gets an intensive creation, masking common questions of interpretation. within the lemmatic section
of the statement, person words are tested intimately, delivering a detailed analyzing of the Greek textual content. to maximise accessibility, the Greek lemmata are followed via translation, and person Greek phrases are quite often transliterated. this can be the 1st a part of a projected multi-volume statement at the speeches and fragments, as a way to be the 1st complete observation on Lysias in smooth times.

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