Aeschines

Aeschines

by Chris Carey

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Overview

This is the third volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece series. Planned for publication over several years, the series will present 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, 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 contains the three surviving speeches of Aeschines (390–? B.C.). His speeches all revolve around political developments in Athens during the second half of the fourth century B.C. and reflect the internal political rivalries in an Athens overshadowed by the growing power of Macedonia in the north. The first speech was delivered when Aeschines successfully prosecuted Timarchus, a political opponent, for having allegedly prostituted himself as a young man. The other two speeches were delivered in the context of Aeschines’ long-running political feud with Demosthenes. As a group, the speeches provide important information on Athenian law and politics, the political careers of Aeschines and Demosthenes, sexuality and social history, and the historical rivalry between Athens and Macedonia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292782778
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: The Oratory of Classical Greece , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 17 MB
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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Prefaceix
Translator's Prefacexi
Series Introductionxiii
Oratory in Classical Athensxiii
The Oratorsxvi
The Works of the Oratorsxix
Government and Law in Classical Athensxxi
The Translation of Greek Oratoryxxviii
Abbreviationsxxix
Note on Currencyxxix
Bibliography of Works Citedxxx
Aeschines1
Introduction: The Life and Times of Aeschines3
The Times3
Aeschines' Life8
Note on the Text14
Further Reading15
1.Against Timarchus18
2.On the Embassy88
3.Against Ctesiphon159
Index253

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