Selected Speeches

ISBN: 9780199593774 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2014 Autor: Demosthenes Editură: Oxford University Press Colecție: Oxford World'S Classics Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 576 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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'Even if everyone else succumbs to slavery, we must still fight for our freedom.' Admired by many in the ancient world as the greatest of the classic Athenian orators, Demosthenes was intimately involved in the political events of his day. As well as showing a master orator at work, his speeches are a prime source for the history of the period, when Athens was engaged in a doomed struggle against the rising power of Macedon under the brilliant father and son, Philip and Alexander. Demosthenes wrote for the courts, both for political trials in which he was involved and for other cases in which he acted as ghost-writer for plaintiff or defendant, and his lawcourt speeches give an unrivalled glimpse of the daily life of ancient Athens. He also played a central role in education in Greece and Rome from the Hellenistic period onward, and was imitated by the greatest of Roman orators, Cicero. This selection includes the fullest range of Demosthenes' speeches, for trials both public and private and for the assembly, in a single volume.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Demosthenes
Data Publicarii
2014
Editura
Oxford University Press
Inaltime
19.6
Latime
12.9
Grosime
2.3
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
576
Colectie
Oxford World'S Classics
Isbn 13
9780199593774
Cod
9780199593774
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