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The documents in the Attic orators : laws and decrees in the public speeches of the Demosthenic corpus

Author: Mirko Canevaro; Edward Monroe Harris
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In this volume, Mirko Canevaro studies the 'state' documents (laws and decrees) preserved in the public speeches of the Demosthenic corpus. These documents purport to be Athenian statutes and, if authentic, provide invaluable information about Athenian history, law, and institutions. Offering a comprehensive account of the presence of the documents in the corpora of the orators and in the manuscript tradition, this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Demosthenes.; Demosthenes.; Demosthenes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mirko Canevaro; Edward Monroe Harris
ISBN: 9780199668908 0199668906
OCLC Number: 812066417
Language Note: In English and Greek.
Description: xviii, 389 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Documents, speeches, and their tradition --
The Against Aristocrates (Dem. 23) --
The Against Timocrates (Dem. 24) --
The Against Neaera (Dem. 59) --
The Against Meidias (Dem. 21) / by E.M. Harris --
The speech On the crown (Dem. 18) --
Conclusions: The origin of the documents.
Responsibility: Mirko Canevaro ; with a chapter by E.M. Harris.

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In this volume Canevaro studies the 'state' documents preserved in the public speeches of the Demosthenic corpus. Offering a comprehensive account of the documents in the corpora of the orators and  Read more...

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a work of fundamental importance * Matej Novotny, Eirene * This book is a formidable work of scholarship from a brilliant young scholar ably assisted by his doctoral advisor Edward Harris, who in Read more...

 
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