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By Lysias, S. C. Todd

ISBN-10: 0198149093

ISBN-13: 9780198149095

The other uploads alongside those lines--much appreciated.

-Includes textual content of the hot OCT, with equipment, and a dealing with translation
-Commentary is at the unique textual content, permitting the reader a far nearer point of scholarly interplay with the Greek than the place the remark is keyed to the English translation [editorial remark- why the fuck could statement be keyed to an English translation...?]
-Extensive common advent and introductory essays for every of the speeches supply history info and important suggestions as to attainable interpretations

Lysias used to be the prime Athenian speech-writer of the iteration (403-380 BC) following the Peloponnesian conflict, and his speeches shape a number one resource for all facets of the heritage of Athenian society in this interval. The speeches are commonly learn this day, no longer least as a result of their simplicity of linguistic kind. This simplicity is usually misleading, notwithstanding, and one of many goals of this observation is to assist the reader verify the rhetorical techniques of every of the speeches and the customarily hugely tendentious manipulation of argument. This quantity comprises the textual content itself (reproduced from Carey's OCT and gear criticus), with a dealing with translation. each one speech gets an intensive advent, masking basic questions of interpretation. within the lemmatic component to the observation, person words are tested intimately, offering an in depth interpreting of the Greek textual content. to maximise accessibility, the Greek lemmata are followed by means of translation, and person Greek phrases are usually transliterated. this can be the 1st a part of a projected multi-volume observation at the speeches and fragments, with the intention to be the 1st complete statement on Lysias in smooth times.

Readership: students and and scholars of classics and historical heritage.

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73 As far as the mediaeval manuscripts of Lysias are concerned, all the remaining copies of Lys. 74 This is a manuscript of the late twelfth or early thirteenth century, and is signed by a scribe named Theodoros, though changes in handwriting reveal that he had assistance in small sections from three other copyists. From a note at the back of the manuscript, X is known to have been in Nicaea (temporarily the capital of the surviving Byzantine empire after the 1204 sack of Constantinople) and was probably therefore a product of Byzantine scholarship, but was subsequently brought to the West, where its various apographs were all produced in or after the fifteenth century: work on these secondary manuscripts by Sosower (1982, 1987) and others has added considerably to our knowledge of renaissance scholarship on Lysias, but although they provide some scribal corrections, they do not contribute independently to the establishment of the text.

100 Cf. similarly Harpokration (p. 27 below, with more detail at p. 626 with n. 9 below). Hal. (On Lysias, §14), attacking the lost essay On Style by Aristotle’s successor Theophrastos of Eresos for criticisms based on the artificial diction and obsessive symmetry and assonance found in the Defence Speech on behalf of Nikias (Lys. frag. sp. CXI: presumably epideictic, since it was apparently addressed to Nikias’ Syracusan captors in 413). 102 He does on the latter occasion cite chronological factors as a supplementary criterion for judging authorship, claiming that his initial suspicions of the two speeches for Iphikrates (the second being frag.

It is notable that where the apographs of X contain speeches from both groups, there are no intervening speeches by other authors between Lys. 1–2 and Lys. 3–31. 77 For details, see Carey (2007: pp. xix–xx). The separate tradition of Lys. 1–2 means that their location within X does not invite explanation in the same way as does the structure of the ‘corpusculum’ (below), but see p. 56 below for discussion of Dover’s view that Lys. 1 was copied here in error for the similarly-titled Lys. 12. Oxy.

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