Demosthenes the Orator

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OUP Oxford, Dec 3, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 472 pages
In the most comprehensive account available of the texts of Demosthenes, Douglas M. MacDowell describes and assesses all of the great orator's speeches, including those for the lawcourts as well as the addresses to the Ekklesia. Besides the genuine speeches, MacDowell also covers those which have probably wrongly been ascribed to Demosthenes, such as the ones written for delivery by Apollodorus; and he considers too the Epistles, the Prooemia, and the puzzling Erotic Speech.
 

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Contents

1 Speeches and texts
1
2 Demosthenes family and personal life
14
3 Demosthenes inheritance
30
4 Other families
59
5 Apollodoros
99
6 Liturgies and the navy
127
7 Illegal proposals and unsuitable laws
152
8 The young politician
207
11 Citizenship and disfranchisement
288
12 The Peace of Philokrates
314
13 War and defeat
343
14 The case of the crown
382
15 Style
398
16 The letters and the final years
408
Bibliography
427
Index of sources
441

9 Assault and the rule of law
240
10 Trade and industry
257

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About the author (2009)

Douglas M. MacDowell is Professor Emeritus of Greek, University of Glasgow.

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