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Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Malcolm Heath

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book reassesses the late 3rd-century Greek rhetorician Menander of Laodicea (Menander Rhetor). Menander is generally regarded as a specialist in epideictic, as such, he is often considered an ... More


Menander's Commentary

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/9780199259205.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the nature of Menander’s commentary on Demosthenes by examining selected material from the Demosthenes scholia. It is shown that the commentary was primarily didactic and ... More


The Athens of the Caribbean: Trinidadian Models of Athenian Democracy

Emily Greenwood

in Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter complicates the idea of any easy balance sheet of appropriation in which misappropriation always falls on the side of empire and colonialism and appropriation on the side of the ... More


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


Demosthenes the Orator

Douglas M. MacDowell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287192
eISBN:
9780191713552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287192.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Concentrating on Demosthenes' texts rather than his politics, this book describes and assesses all his speeches, including those for the lawcourts as well as the addresses to the Ekklesia. Besides ... More


Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes

Gunther Martin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199560226
eISBN:
9780191721427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560226.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The corpus of the Attic orators has long been recognized as a source for information about the mindset and life of ordinary Athenians. This book contributes to a differentiated understanding of ... More


Demosthenes' family and personal life

Douglas M. MacDowell

in Demosthenes the Orator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287192
eISBN:
9780191713552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287192.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter gives information about Demosthenes' family and relatives, including his grandfathers — Demomeles and Gylon — and his parents, Demosthenes senior and Kleoboule. A genealogical table is ... More


Demosthenes' inheritance

Douglas M. MacDowell

in Demosthenes the Orator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287192
eISBN:
9780191713552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287192.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter lists the assets left by Demosthenes senior at his death. They included a house, slaves (knife-makers and bed-makers), and money out on loan. Aphobos, Demophon, and Therippides were ... More


Private Speeches II: Non‐Probative Arguments

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/9780199560226.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Few private speeches contain significant references to religious concepts that go beyond the procedural acts of the previous chapter. This chapter presents the most obvious examples from Demosthenes ... More


Against Midias (Or. 21)

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/9780199560226.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deals with Demosthenes' public speeches shows how Demosthenes gradually introduces a religious component in or. 21, which appears not to have been the basis or a necessary element of the ... More


Preamble: “Politicians and Heroes”

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/9780199931958.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter serves as an introduction to the book, mentioning the aftermath of the battle of Chaeronea and moving to Demosthenes' failed policy to resist Philip. This chapter outlines Demosthenes' ... More


Demosthenes, Son of Demosthenes

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/9780199931958.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Demosthenes' birth year, family, trouble youth and upbringing, being swindled by his guardians, his successful indictment of them, his early career as a speechwriter, how he ... More


The Life and Death of Democracy

Paul Woodruff

in First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304541
eISBN:
9780199850747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304541.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Just like the life struggle of Demosthenes to promote democracy against the Macedonians, democracy is messy and never perfect. In a philosophical way, the democratic idea applies the flawed and ... More


Chronology: Demosthenes

Andrew Lintott

in Plutarch: Demosthenes and Cicero

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199699711
eISBN:
9780191745164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699711.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents a chronology of the life of Demosthenes from 384 to 279.


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 Rhetoric of Unity

Daniel S. Richter

in Cosmopolis: Imagining Community in Late Classical Athens and the Early Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772681
eISBN:
9780199895083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772681.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Post classical rhetoricians applied and adapted philosophical and scientific ideas about the nature of the human soul and the human community to describe the world as they saw it and wanted it to be. ... More


The Macedonian Peace of Philip II and Alexander the Great

Sviatoslav Dmitriev

in The Greek Slogan of Freedom and Early Roman Politics in Greece

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195375183
eISBN:
9780199896721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375183.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 shows that Philip’s Macedonian peace served as a framework for his own military alliance, the League of Corinth. Philip reorganized all the other Greek alliances in the name of freedom, ... More


The End of Greek Freedom

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/9780199931958.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the Fourth Sacred War as a means to allow Philip reenter Greece with an army, the second war between him and Athens, Demosthenes' alliance with Thebes, culminating in Philip's ... More


“For the Conqueror, Death”

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/9780199931958.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at Philip's dealings with the enemy Greek states after Chaeronea and his common peace in Greece that led to the formation of the League of Corinth in 337, together with his seventh ... More


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