By Lysias, S. C. Todd

The other uploads alongside those lines--much appreciated.

-Includes textual content of the recent OCT, with equipment, and a dealing with translation
-Commentary is at the unique textual content, permitting the reader a miles nearer point of scholarly interplay with the Greek than the place the observation is keyed to the English translation [editorial remark- why the fuck could observation be keyed to an English translation...?]
-Extensive normal advent and introductory essays for every of the speeches offer heritage details and demanding suggestions as to attainable interpretations

Lysias used to be the major Athenian speech-writer of the new release (403-380 BC) following the Peloponnesian battle, and his speeches shape a number one resource for all features of the background of Athenian society in this interval. The speeches are commonly learn at the present time, no longer least as a result of their simplicity of linguistic sort. This simplicity is frequently misleading, even if, and one of many goals of this remark is to aid the reader examine the rhetorical thoughts of every of the speeches and the usually hugely tendentious manipulation of argument. This quantity comprises the textual content itself (reproduced from Carey's OCT and gear criticus), with a dealing with translation. every one speech gets an in depth creation, masking common questions of interpretation. within the lemmatic portion of the observation, person words are tested intimately, offering a detailed interpreting of the Greek textual content. to maximise accessibility, the Greek lemmata are followed by way of translation, and person Greek phrases are commonly transliterated. this can be the 1st a part of a projected multi-volume statement at the speeches and fragments, with the intention to be the 1st complete statement on Lysias in glossy times.

Readership: students and and scholars of classics and historical historical past.

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Cf. g. Dem. 31–32, and similarly Aiskhin. 170–176, though there are political overtones in the latter case. 119 Lys. frag. 285a, citing a word which is not found in our texts of Isok. 17 (cf. following note). 120 Thus Dover (1968: 14), who argues for scribal confusion, with the author of the hypotheses knowing there was a speech under this title by Lysias but erroneously summarising that of Isokrates. 121 Compare the praise lavished on the young Isokrates in comparison to Lysias (Phaedrus 278e8– 279b3).

Austin’s ‘flag of address’. 135 Whiton (1892 [1876]), covering four speeches (Lys. 7, Lys. 12, Lys. 16, Lys. 25); Stevens (1882 [1876]), covering five (Lys. 2, Lys. 7, Lys. 12, Lys. 13, Lys. 22); Bristol (1892), covering ten (Lys. 7, Lys. 12, Lys. 16, Lys. 17, Lys. 19, Lys. 22, Lys. 23, Lys. 24, Lys. 32, Lys. 33); M. H. Morgan (1895), covering eight (Lys. 7, Lys. 12, Lys. 16, Lys. 22, Lys. 23, Lys. 24, Lys. 31, Lys. 32); Wait (1898), covering ten (Lys. 7, Lys. 12, Lys. 16, Lys. 22, Lys. 23, Lys. 24, Lys.

32–35); there is by contrast no very obvious grouping among Dem. 53–59, which includes several public cases. It should however be noted that although many of the speeches in the manuscripts of Demosthenes are grouped in broadly similar ways, there are significant variations both in the grouping and ordering of the paragraphe¯-speeches (details in Butcher 1907: pp. vi–xi), and it is possible that dependence on a single manuscript has made the ordering of Lysias’ corpusculum seem more stable than was really the case.

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