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Dinarchus, Hyperides, and Lycurgus

Dinarchus, Hyperides, and Lycurgus


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This 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 economic conditions, political and social ideology, law and legal procedure, and other aspects of Athenian culture that have been largely ignored: 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 not 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.
About the Author: Ian Worthington holds the Frederick A. Middlebush Chair in History at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Craig Cooper is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Winnipeg. Edward H. Harris is Professor of Classics at Brooklyn College and the


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780292791435
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publisher Imprint: University of Texas Press
  • Height: 220 mm
  • No of Pages: 254
  • Series Title: Oratory of Classical Greece
  • Weight: 335 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0292791437
  • Publisher Date: 01 Sep 2001
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 20 mm
  • Width: 142 mm


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