Antiphon and Andocides (Oratory of Classical Greece)

3.88 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780292728080: Antiphon and Andocides (Oratory of Classical Greece)

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 works of the two earliest surviving orators, Antiphon and Andocides. Antiphon (ca. 480-411) was a leading Athenian intellectual and creator of the profession of logography ("speech writing"), whose special interest was law and justice. His six surviving works all concern homicide cases. Andocides (ca. 440-390) was involved in two religious scandals—the mutilation of the Herms (busts of Hermes) and the revelation of the Eleusinian Mysteries—on the eve of the fateful Athenian expedition to Sicily in 415. His speeches are a defense against charges relating to those events.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

This volume contains the works of the two earliest surviving orators, Antiphon and Andocides. Antiphon (ca. 480-411) was a leading Athenian intellectual and creator of the profession of logography ("speech writing"), whose special interest was law and justice. His six surviving works all concern homicide cases. Andocides (ca. 440-390) was involved in two religious scandals - the mutilation of the Herms (busts of Hermes) and the revelation of the Eleusinian Mysteries - on the eve of the fateful Athenian expedition to Sicily in 415. His speeches are a defense against charges relating to those events. Antiphon's speeches are introduced and translated by Michael Gagarin, Professor of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. Andocides' speeches are introduced and translated by Douglas M. MacDowell, Professor of Greek at the University of Glasgow.

About the Author:

Michael Gagarin is James R. Dougherty, Jr. Centennial Professor of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used View Book
List Price: US$ 35.00
US$ 55.72

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by University of Texas Press
ISBN 10: 0292728085 ISBN 13: 9780292728080
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
TIME OUT BOOKS
(Clermont, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Texas Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0292728085. Bookseller Inventory # 0292728085

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 55.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds