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Attic Orators (Edwin Carawan (ed)) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2007) 9780199279937
Attic Orators (Edwin Carawan (ed)) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2007) 9780199279937
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Title: Attic Orators

Author: Carawan, Edwin (ed)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2007

Paperback; ISBN: 9780199279937

Volumes: 1; Pages: 350

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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.Table of ContentsIntroduction: The Speechwriter's Art and the Imagined Community, Edwin CarawanI. The Lost Art and the First Written Speeches1. The Written Plea of the Logographer, Marius Lavency2. Lysias and his Clients, Stephen Usher3. Who Was Corax?, Thomas Cole4. Adultery by the Book: Lysias 1 (On the Murder of Eratosthenes) and Comic Diegesis, John R. PorterII. The Tools of Argument: Procedure and Proof5. Demosthenes as Advocate: The Functions and Methods of Legal Consultants in Classical Athens, Hans Julius Wolff, with an epilogue by Gerhard Thur6. Law and Equity in the Attic Trial, Harald Meyer-Laurin7. Social Relations on Stage: Witnesses in Classical Athens, S. C. Humphreys8. The Nature of Proofs in Antiphon, Michael Gagarin9. 'Artless Proofs' in Aristotle and the Orators, Christopher Carey10. Torture and Rhetoric in Athens, David MirhadyIII. Casting the Jury11. Ability and Education: The Power of Persuasion, Josiah Ober12. 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' and the Attic Orators: The Social Composition of the Athenian Jury, Stephen Todd13. Arguments from Precedent in the Attic Orators, Lene Rubinstein14. Politics as Literature: Demosthenes and the Burden of the Athenian Past, Harvey Yunis
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