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Persuasion and plausibility: history and rhetoric in the polis

Katherine Clarke

in Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199291083
eISBN:
9780191710582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291083.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on a different form of evidence for the creation of the Athenian past, namely its public oratory. Through the public speeches of Demosthenes, Aeschines, and Isocrates, as well as ... More


Menander: Testimonia and Fragments

Malcolm Heath

in Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter assembles all the testimonia and fragments in which Menander is explicitly named; the Greek text is accompanied by an English translation and commentary. The collection is overwhelmingly ... More


On the False Embassy (Or. 19)

Gunther Martin

in Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199560226
eISBN:
9780191721427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560226.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the first trial between Demosthenes and Aeschines, the former depicts his rival as a traitor who by accepting Philip of Macedon's bribes and acting against the interest of the Aeschines has ... More


On the Crown (Or. 18)

Gunther Martin

in Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199560226
eISBN:
9780191721427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560226.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A description of Demosthenes' position after Chaeroneia stands at the start of this chapter, showing that he defends himself not only against Aeschines, but also against the many accusations and the ... More


Speeches Written by Other Orators

Gunther Martin

in Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199560226
eISBN:
9780191721427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560226.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

An analysis of the speeches of Aeschines and Lycurgus as well as Lysias' sixth speech shows all the features of religious argumentation, including those that cannot be read without acceptance of the ... More


Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Ian Worthington

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199931958
eISBN:
9780199980628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Demosthenes' resolute and courageous defiance of Philip II of Macedonia earned for him a reputation as one of history's outstanding patriots. He also enjoyed a brilliant and lucrative career as a ... More


The Crown Trial

Ian Worthington

in Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199931958
eISBN:
9780199980628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is devoted to the crown trial of 330, when Aeschines indicted Ctesiphon for proposing a crown for Demosthenes in 336 for his services to the state, and Demosthenes ended up delivering ... More


Swaying the Assembly

Ian Worthington

in Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199931958
eISBN:
9780199980628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter features more of Demosthenes' political speeches, his growing success in the Assembly, and Philip's invasion of the Chalcidice. It also deals with the clash between Demosthenes and ... More


An Uneasy Peace

Ian Worthington

in Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199931958
eISBN:
9780199980628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the events and negotiations between Philip and Athens that led to the Peace of Philocrates and the end of the war between the two, as well as the trial of Meidias and ... More


Resisting Philip

Ian Worthington

in Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199931958
eISBN:
9780199980628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the uneasy aftermath of the Peace of Philocrates, Philip's plans to amend the peace, and Demosthenes' adverse reaction to them in his next political speeches as well as his ... More


Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Thomas Hubbard (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The most important primary texts on homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome have been translated into modern, explicit English and collected together in this sourcebook. Covering an extensive ... More


Conclusion: ‘A Covert Form ofWitchcraft’

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter returns to the trials of Theoris, Phryne, and Ninon. Drawing together the arguments of the book so far, it suggests that their trials were prompted by social dynamics, and highlights ... More


Plotting Legislation and Political Measures

Joseph Roisman

in The Rhetoric of Conspiracy in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247871
eISBN:
9780520932913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247871.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter focuses on the notions of conspiracy against legislative initiatives and decrees in ancient Athens. It suggests that litigants who depicted legislative proposals and decrees as ... More


Letters on the Legal and Political Stage

Paola Ceccarelli

in Ancient Greek Letter Writing: A Cultural History (600 BC- 150 BC)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199675593
eISBN:
9780191757174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675593.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The sixth chapter pursues the analysis of the contrast between public speech and letter writing in political and forensic contexts through a discussion of the mention of letters in the speeches of ... More


The speech On the Crown (Dem. 18)

Mirko Canevaro

in The Documents in the Attic Orators: Laws and Decrees in the Public Speeches of the Demosthenic Corpus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668908
eISBN:
9780191755491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668908.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter provides a new analysis of the state documents (laws, decrees, registers) found in Demosthenes’ On the Crown. It discusses the relevant sources in detail, reconstructing the contents of ... More


From Inscriptions to Literature (and Sometimes Back Again): Some Uses of the Epigraphic Sources in the Ancient Literary Traditions on Delphi

Manuela Mari

in Inscriptions and their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199665747
eISBN:
9780191758201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665747.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Inscriptions were an essential part of the ancient landscape of Delphi, exerting a strong influence over the narratives devoted to the sanctuary by historians and other writers. Inscriptions offered ... More


Eurydice and Her Sons

Elizabeth Donnelly Carney

in Eurydice and the Birth of Macedonian Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190280536
eISBN:
9780190280550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280536.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Our extant sources are full of contradictions and obscurities about Eurydice’s career. I will assess the available evidence relating to a series of questions about her public career and actions. Was ... More


Paradigms in Action: ‘Nakonian’ and ‘Dikaiopolitan’ Political Interaction and Debate

Benjamin Gray

in Stasis and Stability: Exile, the Polis, and Political Thought, c. 404–146 BC

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198729778
eISBN:
9780191796470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729778.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that the ‘Nakonian’ and ‘Dikaiopolitan’ paradigms examined in previous chapters exerted a strong influence on dynamic political interaction in Greek poleis, especially ... More


Gossip…In Public

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is the first of three case studies examining different genres of gossip, and the role and pathways of gossip in and through ancient Athenian society. This case study looks at ‘public’ ... More


Phthonos in the Attic Oratorical Corpus

Ed Sanders

in Envy and Jealousy in Classical Athens: A Socio-Psychological Approach

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199897728
eISBN:
9780199356973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897728.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter opens by examining, through an extrapolation of Aristotle’s comments in the Rhetoric, how an Aristotelian orator might use phthonos in argument in practice, and concludes that the only ... More


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