New PDF release: Lysias 21: A Commentary (Trends in Classics - Supplementary

By Aggelos Kapellos

Lysias’ 21st speech “On a cost of taking bribes” is a crucial instance of Attic oratory that sheds major gentle on Classical background and society. brought after the recovery of democracy in 402 B.C.E., this speech offers info that's serious for our knowing of the connection among the Athenian demos and aristocrats, Athenian civic associations (e.g., taxation, liturgies and conscription), non secular ideals, ethical values, political habit, and, specifically, of the criminal and rhetorical remedy of embezzlement and bribery. It additionally offers specific information regarding the army engagement of the Athenians at Aegospotami and the position of Alcibiades within the political lifetime of Athens. regardless of its value, even though, Lysias’ speech hasn't ever been the topic of an in depth examine in its personal correct. This quantity seeks to fill that hole by way of featuring the 1st systematic remark in this speech. the writer places a lot emphasis on its constitution, procedure, and argumentation, focusing specifically at the stress among the particular practices of the nameless shopper of the logographer and civic beliefs invoked within the current case. The booklet is meant to be of curiosity to classicists, old historians and political theorists, but additionally to the overall reader.

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