The Attic Orators: (Oxford Readings in Classical Studies)
Edwin Carawan (Contributor)
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The `Attic Orators' have left us a hundred speeches for lawsuits, a body of work that reveals an important connection between evolving rhetoric and the jury trial. The essays in this volume explore that formative linkage, representing the main directions of recent work on the Orators: the emergence of technical manuals and ghost-written speeches for prospective litigants; the technique for adapting documentary evidence to common-sense notions about probable motives and typical characters; and profiling the jury as the ultimate arbiter of values. An Introduction by the editor explores the speechwriter's art in terms of the imagined community. Four essays appear in English here for the first time, and all Greek has been translated.
About the Author
Edwin Carawan is Professor of Classics, Missouri State University.
- Contributor: Edwin Carawan
- Imprint: Oxford University Press
- ISBN13: 9780199279937
- Number of Pages: 480
- Packaged Dimensions: 139x215x27mm
- Packaged Weight: 596
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Release Date: 2007-03-22
- Series: Oxford Readings in Classical Studies
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Edwin Carawan is Professor of Classics, Missouri State University.