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Demosthenes

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Works: 297 works in 1,529 publications in 7 languages and 26,174 library holdings
Genres: Speeches  Biographies  Sources  History  Art  Personal correspondence  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PA3951, 885.01
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The Olynthiacs of Demosthenes by Demosthenes( )

38 editions published between 1860 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three Olynthiac and the four Philippic speeches by prominent ancient Athenian statesman and orator, Demosthenes
Demosthenes, speeches 39/49 by Demosthenes( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the thirteenth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece. This series presents all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries BC in new translations prepared by classical scholars who are at the forefront of the discipline. These translations are especially designed for the needs and interests of today's undergraduates, Greekless scholars in other disciplines, and the general public. Classical oratory is an invaluable resource for the study of ancient Greek life and culture. The speeches offer evidence on Greek moral views, social and economic conditions, political and social ideology, law and legal procedure, and other aspects of Athenian culture that have recently been attracting particular interest: women and family life, slavery, and religion, to name just a few. Demosthenes is regarded as the greatest orator of classical antiquity. This volume contains eleven law court speeches ascribed to Demosthenes, though modern scholars believe that only two or three of them are actually his. Most of the speeches here concern inheriting an estate, recovering debts owed to an estate, or exchanging someone else's estate for one's own. Adele Scafuro's supplementary material allows even non-specialists to follow the ins and outs of the legal arguments as she details what we know about the matters involved in each case, including marriage laws, adoptions, inheritances, and the financial obligations of the rich. While Athenian laws and family institutions (e.g., the marriages of heiresses) differ from ours in quite interesting ways, nevertheless the motives and strategies of the litigants often have a contemporary resonance
Speeches 60 and 61, Prologues, Letters by Demosthenes( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orations of Demosthenes : pronounced to excite the Athenians against Philip, king of Macedon ; and on occasions of public deliberation by Demosthenes( Book )

45 editions published between 1777 and 2016 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demosthenes, speeches 1-17 by Demosthenes( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Selected private speeches by Demosthenes( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four private speeches contained in this collection were functional artefacts whose object was to persuade a jury numbered in hundreds by manipulating both the facts of the case and the prejudices, beliefs and attitudes of the Athenian man-in-the-street. It is as vehicles of persuasion that Dr Carey and Dr Reid seek primarily to treat the speeches, using their commentary to shed light on how well the speeches perform their function. The speeches have also been chosen for their value as documents of Athenian law, commerce and private life. The commentary explains as far as possible any obscurities in these fields and also deals with matters of linguistic interest. While intended mainly for undergraduates and students in the upper forms of schools, the book will be of interest to all classical scholars. The introduction, which provides a brief survey of the Athenian legal system and the trade of the speechwriter, requires no knowledge of Greek and should interest students of classical culture and literature in translation
Orations of Demosthenes by Demosthenes( Book )

72 editions published between 1830 and 2016 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Philippics of Demosthenes by Demosthenes( Book )

50 editions published between 1875 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demosthenes: six private speeches by Demosthenes( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funeral speech, Erotic essay LX, LXI, Exordia and Letters by Demosthenes( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The orations of Demosthenes by Demosthenes( Book )

38 editions published between 1831 and 1985 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demosthenes by Demosthenes( Book )

in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demosthenes (384-322 BCE), orator at Athens, was a pleader in law courts who later became also a champion of Athenian greatness and Greek resistance to Philip of Macedon. His steadfastness, pungent argument, and severe control of language gained him early reputation as the best of Greek orators, and his works provide vivid pictures of contemporary life
Greek orators by Demosthenes( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rational persuasion and appeal to an audience's emotions are elements of most literature, but they are found in their purest form in oratory. The speeches written by the Greek Orators for delivery in law-courts, deliberative councils and assemblies enjoyed an honoured literary status, and rightly so, for the best of them have great vitality
Several orations of Demosthenes : to encourage the Athenians to oppose the exorbitant power of Philip of Macedon by Demosthenes( )

17 editions published between 1702 and 1744 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speeches 50-59 by Demosthenes( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The De corona of Demosthenes by Demosthenes( Book )

29 editions published between 1873 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orationes by Demosthenes( Book )

112 editions published between 1486 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olynthiacs; Philippics; minor public speeches; speech against Leptines I-XVII, XX by Demosthenes( Book )

8 editions published between 1954 and 1989 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oration of Demosthenes on the crown : with an English translation, introd., notes and indices by Demosthenes( Book )

19 editions published between 1850 and 2017 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delivered in 338 B.C. by Demosthenes, this speech illustrates the last great phase of political life in Athens
 
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Selected private speeches
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Selected private speechesOrations of DemosthenesDemosthenes: six private speechesDemosthenesSpeeches 50-59OrationesOlynthiacs; Philippics; minor public speeches; speech against Leptines I-XVII, XX
Alternative Names
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Demosfen

Demostene

Demóstenes

Démosthène

Demosthenes, 384-322 B.C.

Demosthenes Orator

Démoszthenész

Dīmūstīn

Δημοσθένης

Демосфен, ок. 384-322 до н.э.

דמוסתנס

ديموستيني

デモステネス

狄摩西尼

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