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By S. C. Todd

Lysias used to be the major Athenian speech-writer of the new release (403-380 BC) following the Peloponnesian conflict, and his speeches shape a number one resource for all features of the background of Athenian society in this interval. The speeches are greatly learn this day, no longer least as a result of their simplicity of linguistic sort. This simplicity is usually misleading, notwithstanding, and one of many goals of this remark is to assist the reader determine the rhetorical options of every of the
speeches and the customarily hugely tendentious manipulation of argument. This quantity contains the textual content itself (reproduced from Carey's OCT and gear criticus), with a dealing with translation. each one speech gets an intensive creation, protecting normal questions of interpretation. within the lemmatic section
of the remark, person words are tested intimately, offering a detailed interpreting of the Greek textual content. to maximise accessibility, the Greek lemmata are observed via translation, and person Greek phrases are often transliterated. this can be the 1st a part of a projected multi-volume statement at the speeches and fragments, with a view to be the 1st complete remark on Lysias in glossy times.

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