Lives of the Attic Orators

Lives of the Attic Orators : Texts from Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda

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This volume provides a complete translation of, and historical and historiographical commentary on, the lives of the ten Attic orators written by Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda.
Assessing these works as important historical sources for the individual lives and careers of the orators whose works have survived, this systematic study explores how these literary biographies were constructed, the information they provide, and their veracity. In-depth commentary notes offer contextual information, explain references and examine individual rhetorical phrases, and a glossary of technical terms provides a quick reference guide to the more obscure oratorical and political terms.
The volume also includes a detailed introduction which discusses the evolution of Greek oratory and rhetoric; the so-called Canon of the Ten Orators; the authorship, dates, and sources of the biographies provided by Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda; and a brief consideration of orators whose
speeches were either falsely attributed to Demosthenes or may be referenced in the ancient lives.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 402 pages
  • 144 x 218 x 36mm | 659.99g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199687668
  • 9780199687664

Table of contents

TRANSLATION: PSEUDO-PLUTARCH, LIVES OF THE ORATORS; COMMENTARY: PSEUDO-PLUTARCH, LIVES OF THE ORATORS; DECREES: PSEUDO-PLUTARCH, LIVES OF THE ORATORS; PHOTIUS: TRANSLATION WITH NOTES; THE SUDA: TRANSLATION WITH NOTES
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This new volume is a very welcome addition to the Clarendon Ancient History Series. * Mirko Canevaro (The University of Edinburgh, Classics Ireland JSTOR. *
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About Joseph Roisman

Joseph Roisman is Professor of Classics at Colby College.

Ian Worthington is Curators' Professor of History at the University of Missouri.

Robin Waterfield was a university lecturer and publisher before becoming a full-time writer.
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