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Athenian Funeral Orations

Athenian Funeral Orations

Paperback Focus Philosophical Library (Paperback)

Edited and translated by Judson Herrman

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  • Publisher: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 106 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 221mm x 8mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2003
  • Publication City/Country: USA
  • ISBN 10: 1585100781
  • ISBN 13: 9781585100781
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,191,363

Product description

Collects all of the surviving state funeral orations from Athens, including Thucydides, Gorgias, Lysias, Plato Menexenus, Demosthenes, and Hyperides. Translations are in English, including introduction and notes, as well as literary and historical commentary.

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Judson Herrman is Professor of Classical Studies at Allegheny College.

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The Focus Philosophical Library publishes clear, faithful editions by renowned scholars and teachers enabling access for modern students to essential ideas and wisdom of the world's greatest thinkers. This is a collection of all the surviving state funeral orations from Athens, including Thucydides, Gorgias, Lysias, Plato Menexenus, Demosthenes, and Hyperides. To stimulate student discussion and comparison, Lincoln's address at Gettysburg is included in an appendix. Translations are in English, including introduction and notes, as well as literary and historical commentary.