A Commentary on Lysias, Speeches 1-11

S. C. Todd

Lysias used to be the best Athenian speech-writer of the new release (403-380 BC) following the Peloponnesian conflict, and his speeches shape a number one resource for all facets of the historical past of Athenian society in this interval. The speeches are extensively learn at the present time, no longer least as a result of their simplicity of linguistic variety. This simplicity is usually misleading, notwithstanding, and one of many goals of this statement is to assist the reader check the rhetorical innovations 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 in depth advent, overlaying basic questions of interpretation. within the lemmatic part of the statement, person words are tested intimately, delivering a detailed interpreting of the Greek textual content. to maximise accessibility, the Greek lemmata are followed through translation, and person Greek phrases are generally transliterated. this can be the 1st a part of a projected multi-volume observation at the speeches and fragments, with a purpose to be the 1st complete statement on Lysias in sleek times.

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