Demosthenes the Orator (Hardback)
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Demosthenes the Orator (Hardback)

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Hardback 472 Pages / Published: 03/12/2009
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In the most comprehensive account available of the texts of Demosthenes, Douglas M. MacDowell describes and assesses all of the great orator's speeches, including those for the lawcourts as well as the addresses to the Ekklesia. Besides the genuine speeches, MacDowell also covers those which have probably wrongly been ascribed to Demosthenes, such as the ones written for delivery by Apollodorus; and he considers too the Epistles, the Prooemia, and the puzzling Erotic Speech.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199287192
Number of pages: 472
Weight: 851 g
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 32 mm


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the first comprehensive scholarly treatment in English of the surviving corpus of Demosthenic speeches * Armand D'Angour, Times Literary Supplement *
Demosthenes the Orator contains something for everyone. For a novice to Demosthenes, fourth-century Greece and Athenian oratory it provides a lucid introduction to the orator and his works, his historical contexts and his persuasive methods. To the Demosthenes enthusiast, there are new insights into old chesnuts * Fiona Hobden, Polis *

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