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Hypereides : the forensic speeches

Author: Hyperides.; David Whitehead
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"The Athenian lawyer-politician Hypereides (390/89-322 B.C.) - central figure in Athenian political life, patriot, bon viveur, contemporary of Demosthenes, and one of the canonical Ten Attic Orators - was credited in antiquity with more than seventh speeches. All were lost until the second half of the nineteenth century, when papyrus finds in Egypt recovered (in whole or part) six, five of them forensic. David  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hyperides.
Hypereides.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606743839
Named Person: Hyperides; Hyperides; Hypereides; Hypereides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hyperides.; David Whitehead
ISBN: 0198152183 9780198152187
OCLC Number: 42726223
Description: xvii, 523 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prosecution of Philippides for an illegal proposal --
Defence of Lykophron (by himself) against an impeachment --
Defence of Euxenippos against an impeachment --
Private prosecution of Athenogenes (by Epikrates?) for damage(s) --
State prosecution of Demosthenes, after report, for receiving bribes.
Responsibility: [edited and translated by] David Whitehead.
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Hypereides, Athenian lawyer-politician, contemporary of Demosthenes, and one of the canonical Ten Attic Orators, was credited in antiquity with more than 70 speeches. All were lost until the late  Read more...

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