Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 June 2019

288 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198830177

Bookseller Code (06)

Lycurgus: Against Leocrates

Joseph Roisman
Michael J. Edwards

Clarendon Ancient History Series

  • Includes a new English translation of Against Leocrates, making the text accessible to readers unfamiliar with ancient languages
  • Presents the first commentary on the speech to be published in English in almost a century, offering in-depth analysis of not only its historical aspects, but also of Lycurgus' legal and rhetorical strategies
  • Provides detailed background information and context in an authoritative introduction, including a survey of Athenian democracy and judicial system, Lycurgus' career and ideology, the trial's procedure, and Leocrates' defence