Demosthenes: Selected Private Speeches


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The four private speeches contained in this collection were functional artefacts whose object was to persuade a jury numbered in hundreds by manipulating both the facts of the case and the prejudices, beliefs and attitudes of the Athenian man-in-the-street. It is as vehicles of persuasion that Dr Carey and Dr Reid seek primarily to treat the speeches, using their commentary to shed light on how well the speeches perform their function. The speeches have also been chosen for their value as documents of Athenian law, commerce ...

Demosthenes: Selected Private Speeches 2006, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521283731

Greek, Modern (1453- )

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Demosthenes: Selected Private Speeches 1985, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521239608

Greek, Modern (1453- )