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Lives of the Attic Orators: Texts from Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda

ISBN : 9780199687671

Price(incl.tax): 
¥7,942
Author: 
Joseph Roisman; Ian Worthington; Robin Waterfield
Pages
416 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
138 x 215 mm
Pub date
Feb 2015
Series
Clarendon Ancient History Series
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This volume provides a complete translation of, and historical and historiographical commentary on, the lives of the ten Attic orators written by Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda. Assessing these works as important historical sources for the individual lives and careers of the orators whose works have survived, this systematic study explores how these literary biographies were constructed, the information they provide, and their veracity. In-depth commentary notes offer contextual information, explain references and examine individual rhetorical phrases, and a glossary of technical terms provides a quick reference guide to the more obscure oratorical and political terms. The volume also includes a detailed introduction which discusses the evolution of Greek oratory and rhetoric; the so-called Canon of the Ten Orators; the authorship, dates, and sources of the biographies provided by Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda; and a brief consideration of orators whose speeches were either falsely attributed to Demosthenes or may be referenced in the ancient lives.

Index: 

Preface
Acknowledgements
Translator's Note
Speech and Letter Numbers and Titles
Abbreviations
Map 1
Map 2
Introduction
TRANSLATION: PSEUDO-PLUTARCH, LIVES OF THE ORATORS
COMMENTARY: PSEUDO-PLUTARCH, LIVES OF THE ORATORS
DECREES: PSEUDO-PLUTARCH, LIVES OF THE ORATORS
PHOTIUS: TRANSLATION WITH NOTES
THE SUDA: TRANSLATION WITH NOTES
Glossary of Technical Terms
Bibliography
Index

About the author: 

Joseph Roisman is Professor of Classics at Colby College.; Ian Worthington is Curators' Professor of History at the University of Missouri.; Robin Waterfield was a university lecturer and publisher before becoming a full-time writer.

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