Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos (Paperback)

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Sir Richard Claverhouse (R. C.) Jebb (1841 1905) was a prominent classical scholar and politician. Jebb was University Orator at Cambridge before becoming Professor of Greek at Glasgow in 1875, and eventually returning to Cambridge as Regius Professor. His many publications include books on Greek oratory, Homer, and modern Greece as well as editions of ancient Greek drama. The two-volume Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos (1876) was written with two primary objectives: to attend to a significant but often neglected element of Greek literature, Attic prose oratory, and to situate that oratory within its social and political contexts. Jebb analyses a number of rhetors from the period before Demosthenes, providing a thorough overview of the genre during this 'best period of Athens'. Volume 1 establishes the broader historical context before turning to close analysis of the lives, historical contexts, and works of the orators Antiphon, Andokides and Lysias.


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ISBN: 9781108011778
ISBN-10: 1108011772
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: June 10th, 2010
Pages: 460
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Classics