A Commentary on Demosthenes' Philippic I

A Commentary on Demosthenes' Philippic I : with Rhetorical Analysis of Philippics II and III

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Philippic I, delivered between 351 B.C. - 350 B.C., was the first speech by a prominent politician against the growing power of Philip II of Macedon. Along with the other Philippics of Demosthenes, it is arguably one of the finest deliberative speeches from antiquity. The present volume provides the first commentary in English on the Philippics since 1907 and promises to encourage more study of this essential Greek orator. Aiming his commentary at advanced undergraduates and first-year graduate students, Cecil Wooten addresses rhetorical and stylistic matters, historical background, and grammatical problems. In addition to a full commentary on Philippic I, this volume includes essays that outline Philippics II and III, set them in their historical context, and emphasize the differences between these later speeches and the first.show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 0195333276
  • 9780195333275
  • 712,381

About Cecil W. Wooten

Cecil Wooten is Professor of Classics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.show more

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a thorough and sensitive literary and rhetorical commentary * Jeremy Trevett, The Classical Review *show more

Table of contents

Preface ; 2. Introduction to Philippic I ; 3. Commentary on Philippic I ; 4. Appendix A: Commentary on Philippic II ; 5. Appendix B: Commentary on Philippic III ; 6. Appendix C: The Longer and Shorter Versions of Philippic IIIshow more

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