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By Michael Gagarin,Douglas M. MacDowell

Classical oratory is a useful source for the examine of historical Greek lifestyles and tradition. The speeches supply proof on Greek ethical perspectives, social and fiscal stipulations, political and social ideology, and different points of Athenian tradition which were mostly missed: ladies and relations lifestyles, slavery, and faith, to call only a few.

This quantity comprises the works of the 2 earliest surviving orators, Antiphon and Andocides. Antiphon (ca. 480-411) was once a number one Athenian highbrow and author of the career of logography ("speech writing"), whose certain curiosity used to be legislation and justice. His six surviving works all problem murder situations. Andocides (ca. 440-390) was once excited by non secular scandals—the mutilation of the Herms (busts of Hermes) and the revelation of the Eleusinian Mysteries—on the eve of the fateful Athenian day trip to Sicily in 415. His speeches are a security opposed to fees in relation to these events.

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