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Published: 08 July 2014

576 Pages | 3 maps

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199593774

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Selected Speeches

Robin Waterfield and Chris Carey

Oxford World's Classics

  • The only single-volume edition of Demosthenes, the greatest of the Athenian orators, in a new translation accompanied by an invaluable introduction and notes.
  • The selection of 19 speeches covers the full range of Demosthenes' public and private speeches and the major issues, legal and poltical, raised by the Demosthenic corpus.
  • Demosthenes' speeches are illuminating not only for the study of oratory and rhetoric, but for their insights into the private world of ancient Athens and the internal workings of the Athenian political and legal systems. He is a prime source for the history of the period, when Philip of Macedon, and his son Alexander, posed a growing threat to Athenian independence.
  • Translated by Robin Waterfield, a distinguished translator of Greek texts including Plato, Herodotus, Plutarch, and Polybius, and introduced and annotated by Chris Carey, an expert on Demosthenes and Greek oratory.

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