Legal Speeches of Democratic Athens: Sources for Athenian History

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Hackett Publishing, Sep 9, 2011 - Political Science - 332 pages
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"An excellent, wide-ranging collection of Athenian speeches illuminating central topics of political, social, and legal history, including male and female sexuality, the ancient economy, Greek law, and major episodes of civic strife. Both accurate and faithful to the orators' prose style, Wolpert and Kapparis' new translations come accompanied by informative introductions and notes, a glossary of legal terms, and a helpful bibliography. Highly recommended for courses in the history of classical Athens, ancient rhetoric, and Greek law." --Robert W. Wallace, Northwestern University


"[Wolpert and Kapparis's] anthology . . . stands apart in a number of key ways. Virtually all of the translations, which are of very high quality, are new for this volume. . . . The introduction truly shines. Without getting bogged down in debatable minutiae, it provides a remarkably detailed and clear account of the law and oratory of ancient Athens. --Classical Review

 

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Contents

On the Chorister
1
On the Murder of Eratosthenes
17
Against Eratosthenes
29
For Mantitheus
52
Against Pancleon
59
On the Suspension of the Benefit of the Diasabled Man
65
On Behalf of Euphiletus
73
Against Meidias
79
Against Spudias
150
Apollodorus Against Nicostratus
161
Against Conon
172
Against Neaera by Apollodorus
187
Against Timarchus
227
Glossary
279
Bibliography
285
Index
293

Against Zenothemis
137

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Andrew Wolpert and Konstantinos Kapparis are Associate Professors of Classics, University of Florida.

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