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Lysias Selected Speeches

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ISBN-10: 0521269881

ISBN-13: 9780521269889

Edition: 1989

Authors: Lysias, Christopher Carey, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Richard Hunter

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The Greek writer Lysias is a fascinating source for the study of Athenian law, society and history in the late fifth century B.C. Six of his professional legal speeches are included in this new edition, both for their intrinsic interest and for the accessibility of their language. In his introduction, Dr. Carey discusses Lysias' life and place in the evolution of Greek prose style and in the development of Greek rhetoric. He approaches the speeches as attempts to secure a verdict favorable to the speaker and assesses how effectively the selection and deployment of arguments promote this end. He addresses textual issues and problems of Lysias' style and syntax, while focusing particularly on…    
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/25/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Author's (Mark Ahavel) Biography The author was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1963 in a Roman Catholic hospital during the middle of Vatican II (1962-'64). And his exact birthday coincides with the day that the prophet Muhammad completed is Hijrah (migration) to Medina, according to Muslim tradition, a significant event in the life of the Prophet for Muslims. In 1963, the Baha'i Faith celebrated their 100th anniversary and they established their International House of Justice on Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. From the year and the date of the author's birth, one can certainly find ecumenical and interfaith significance, perhaps a portent of his destiny. The author was baptized as an infant in…    

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Life
Speeches and speechwriters
Lysias as speechwriter
Authenticity
The text
Lysias: Selected Speeches
On the murder of Eratosthenes
Against Simon
On the olive-stump
Against Alkibiades
Against Philon
Against Diogeiton
Commentary
Indexes