Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2004

284 Pages

ISBN: 9780856682476

Bookseller Code (06)

Greek Orators I

Antiphon and Lysias

Translated with Commentary by M. Edwards and S. Usher

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

Rational persuasion and appeal to an audience's emotions are elements of most literature, but they are found in their purest form in oratory. The speeches written by the Greek Orators for delivery in law-courts, deliberative councils and assemblies enjoyed an honoured literary status, and rightly so, for the best of them have great vitality.