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Antiphon

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The earliest of the ten Attic orators, Antiphon of Rhamnus was an important figure in fifth century BC Athenian political and intellectual life. Disliking democracy, he was an ardent oligarch, who helped set up a violent short-lived oligarchy in 411. The restored democracy executed him for treason. Antiphon was a logographer — a professional author of judicial discourse, writing speeches for other people involved in litigation. His surviving speeches reveal a vast knowledge of oratorical studies, a vivid flavour of Athenian court life and gripping details about real life murder cases in the ancient world. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This eBook presents Antiphon’s complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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Description

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Antiphon’s life and works
* The complete extant works of Antiphon, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Features K. J. Maidment’s 1940 translation, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition
* Includes Maidment’s detailed introductions and footnotes
* Rare fragments of lost speeches, digitised here for the first time
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for classical students
* Features four bonus biographies, including Thucydides and Xenophon’s accounts — discover Antiphon’s ancient world

CONTENTS:

The Translations
Speeches
Fragments

The Greek Text
Contents of the Greek Text

The Dual Text
Dual Greek and English Text

The Biographies
Extract from Thucydides’ ‘History of the Peloponnesian War’ (Late fifth century BC)
Extract from Xenophon’s ‘Memorabilia’ (c. 371 BC)
Antiphon of Rhamnus (1876) by Richard C. Jebb
Life of Antiphon (1940) by K. J. Maidment

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